|Department of Nuclear Medicine |
The first Nuclear Medicine system was set up at Ghaem Hospital in 1979 by Amir Shibani, PhD. It scanned organs such as thyroid, liver, spleen, and brain by limit. Since the device was a linear scanner and did not feature advanced imaging, its use soon became limited to thyroid imaging.In 1992, the first Nuclear Medicine specialist, Rasul Zakavi, PhD, began working at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Later, Nuclear Medicine Department introduced Iodine Therapy for Hyperthyroidism and it, also, established Thyroid Cancer Clinic.