THE IMAGING DEPARTMENT COMPRISES TWO SERVICES
Radiology uses diagnostic imaging techniques and interventional techniques.
The diagnostic activity includes screening, initial diagnosis, extension assessment, monitoring and evaluation of treatments. It is based on different radiological methods (mammography, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI …).
Imaging-guided interventional activity contributes to the diagnosis (biopsies) and treatment of tumors (venous pathways, non-invasive ablations and symptomatic treatments).
THE NUCLEAR MEDICINE SERVICE
This service also combines diagnostic and therapeutic activities both based on the use of radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive drugs).
The diagnostic activity addresses all pathologies (benign or malignant) and is based on scintigraphic examination coupled with anatomical information thanks to an associated scanner, allowing the exploration of bone, cardiac, pulmonary and endocrine pathologies. etc.
The service is also equipped with a PET-CT (positron emission tomography) camera that is useful in oncology for the initial diagnosis, extension assessment, monitoring and evaluation of treatments. Other applications are proposed especially in neurology.
The therapeutic activity includes surgical guidance (sentinel lymph node techniques …) and radiopharmaceutical treatments. This last activity is mainly represented by the management of thyroid cancers (hospitalizations and follow-ups).
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Scanner (Computed Tomography)
Standard mammography and screening
Interventions in senology: puncture-biopsies with ultrasound guidance; macrobiopsies and setting benchmarks
Interventional radiology: implantable catheter chambers and central catheters, hepatic punctures and biopsies, punctures and bone biopsies, gastrostomy procedures, cementoplasties
NUCLEAR MEDICINE SERVICE
Bone, thyroid, parathyroid, cardiac, pulmonary, cerebral and renal scintigraphies …
Sentinel lymph node detection and surgical guidance
Treatments with iodine-131
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) examinations: in oncology and neurology.
Research and teaching
Several members of the Nuclear Medicine Department participate in the pre-clinical research carried out in the Joint Research Unit CEA-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis 4320.
Members of both departments participate in clinical research in oncology imaging. The Nuclear Medicine Department at Lacassagne is, for example, the principal investigator of a French multicenter study on PET imaging of brain tumors.
The PET-TDM camera is the only facility in the department that benefits from European EARL accreditation.
Radiology Manager Dr Guillaume BAUDIN
Nuclear Medicine Manager Pr Jacques DARCOURT
Radiology Health Framework Mr Dominique ROSITANO
Nuclear Medicine Health Executive Mrs Paola MALIGNAGGI