For the first time in Iraq’s history, PET/CT Scan technology for cancer diagnosis and staging is available at Medya Diagnostic Center

INTRODUCTION

Medya Diagnostic Center is known for excellence in imaging services. We are proud that for the first time in Iraq’s history, PET/CT Scan technology for cancer diagnosis and staging is available at Medya Diagnostic Center.  The PET/CT Department is managed and supervised by a group of highly trained professionals with international expertise in nuclear medicine and radiological imaging.

From the acquisition of the image to its interpretation, images are individually tailored to address the specific clinical concerns of the referring clinicians. The results of our PET/CT scan will provide superior diagnostic capabilities which help physicians make accurate and timely diagnoses.

Our PET/CT technologists and nuclear medicine physicians work closely together to obtain the best possible results for the patients and their referring physicians. This partnership means our patients can be reassured they are in the best hands for finding an accurate diagnosis, which in turn results in more effective treatment and better outcomes.

We use sophisticated PET/CT devices and the latest techniques to support our clinical teams in the diagnosis of the full range of medical problems.

OUR VISION

To provide every patient with the world-class care, exceptional service and compassion we would want for our loved ones.

OUR MISSION

Our goal is to provide the highest level of diagnostic care for our patients, with an unwavering commitment to quality, safety and service. We are devoted to catering to our patients in a compassionate and respectful manner, whilst striving to achieve the most accurate diagnostic nuclear services in our community.

Why MDC

  • Knowledgeable staff

Our PET/CT technologists have extensive training and more than 10-year experience producing the highest quality diagnostic images.  All medical assistants are trained to offer the finest patient centered service. In addition, the radiation safety officer and medical physicist are working together to ensure that the department is safe in terms of radiation and all the quality control checks are performed regularly according to the international standards.

  • Expert Nuclear Medicine Specialists

Our images are interpreted and reviewed by trained, subspecialty nuclear medicine and radiologists. The PET/CT Scan Department is managed by a qualified group of UK and US based nuclear medicine specialists with a combined international experience of almost 30 years.

  • Multiple signed reports

All PET/CT studies interpretations are performed by a nuclear medicine specialist in collaboration with a radiologist, working side by side to obtain the most accurate, reliable, and conclusive interpretation.

  • Advanced PET/CT system

The Siemens Biograph 64 and 6 is a whole-body scanner ideal for oncological imaging and diagnosis with high-end spiral CT and PET performance using just one noninvasive procedure. The Siemens Biograph 64 produces excellent images that show three-dimensional anatomy and biological processes of organs at the molecular level with a large axial view. Fast scanning and low patient radiation dose is accomplished through Siemens biograph 64 TruePoint extended PET field of view. The Biograph 64-slice PET/CT offers 2 mm uniform PET resolution throughout the field of view and a two-time improvement in signal-to-noise ratio, which provides for small lesion detection. Providers can achieve scans at twice the scan speed or half the patient dose.

  • Cyclotron

Our PET/CT Department is supported by our own cyclotron which continuously provides our department with the radiotracer of FDG. The cyclotron is accredited by European GMP which ensures the quality of the products.

  • Periodic Preventive Maintenance

Our systems are frequently serviced and maintained by trained international engineers to ensuring optimum system performance. This will ensure that our systems are functioning within manufacturer guidelines and specifications in order to obtain the highest possible quality of images, in addition to backing up vital patient data.

  • RIS/PACS

We use Picture Archiving and communication System (PACS) to facilitate the communication between the technologists and the reporting radiologists to perform an excellent interpretation to the images/results.  We also use radiology information system (RIS) which is a networked software system for managing medical imagery and associated data. An RIS is especially useful for tracking radiology imaging orders and billing information, and is often used in conjunction with PACS to manage image archives, record-keeping and billing. This allows the patients to access their medical history for a minimum of 5 years after their last visit to our department.

  • Accommodation

Patients from outside of Erbil will be offered a furnished and free of charge accommodation for two nights.

  • Anesthesia

Pediatric, claustrophobic, and patients with special needs who cannot stay still in the device for the duration of the scan will be offered a free of charge anesthetic service provided by an anesthesia specialty medical doctor.

MEET OUR TEAM

The PET/CT Department is managed by a qualified team of a group of UK, US, and Pakistan based nuclear medicine specialists, two PET/CT Technologists and three Medical Assistants, medical physicist and radiation safety officer. At Medya Diagnostic Center, inter-departmental cooperation ensures that all PET/CT Scan patients get the best medical care in preparation for their appointment. This close working relationship between our clinical teams, assures our patients are receiving optimum care with the most accurate diagnosis.

OUR TEAM

NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIANS

– Douglas A. Prager, Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician (M.D. | ABNM | ABIM)

Dr. Douglas is a nuclear medicine physician who currently practices all forms of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures to include a large volume of PET/CT imaging and nuclear cardiology studies. He is a diplomate of American Boards of both Nuclear Medicine and Internal Medicine. His education includes an undergraduate BSE degree from Princeton University, a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and internal and nuclear medicine residency training in the U.S. Army. Dr. Prager has been practicing nuclear medicine at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii since his retirement from the Army.

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– Shahid Kamal, Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician

M.B.B.S.(Dow), MS Nuclear Medicine (UK), FCPS (Pak), PhD (Pak)

Dr Shahid Kamal is a consultant nuclear physician & director molecular imaging at NCCI Karachi. He is the founding director of Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine and was also involved with up-gradation of Atomic Energy Medical Centre. He was the core member of the team that started the MS Nuclear Medicine program at PEAS University. He is supervisor for FCPS program at CPSP. He is heavily involved with PET CT & Nuclear Medicine imaging works.

– Mahesh Kumar, MD Consultant Radiologist

M.B.B.S, FCPS (Pak), EDiR (European Board)

Dr. Mahesh Kumar is a Full Time Chief Consultant Radiologist and in charge Division of Radiology at Neurospinal & Cancer Care Institute in Karachi. He has special interest and command in body imaging and PET/CT Scan and various non vascular interventional procedure.  He is involved in tumor board meetings and provide clinically appropriate assessment, interpretation and reporting on imaging following accepted professional guidelines. He is also active member of team planning radiotherapy on Gamma Knife & stereotactic radiotherapy. He is also member of Radiology Society of Pakistan and European Board of radiology. He is eligible for supervisor for FCPS program in Diagnostic Radiology at CPSP.

– Shay Lee, Nuclear Medicine Physician

Dr. Shay Lee has been in the nuclear medicine field for 25 years and is specialized in diagnostic, therapeutic, ultrasound, and PET/CT nuclear medicine procedures. He is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and a former Diplomate of Internal Medicine. His education includes an undergraduate BA degree from University of Rochester, a medical degree from Albany Medical College, internal medicine residency from the University of Hawaii, and nuclear medicine training fellowship from UCLA. Dr. Lee is currently practicing nuclear medicine at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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– Maseeh Uz Zaman, MD

MD, MSc (Nuclear Medicine), FCPS (Pak), CBNC (USA), FASNC (USA), FEBNM (EU), FRCP (Ed)

Professor Maseeh uz Zaman, is a nuclear physician, having a wide experience of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging as well. He is a Diplomate American Board of Nuclear Cardiology and has master’s degree in nuclear medicine. He has been awarded fellowships by College of Physician and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), European Board of Nuclear Medicine (EBNM), American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (RCP-Ed). Currently he has been heading Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT imaging services of Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (AKUH-K) Pakistan. Professor Zama is an author of numerous publications and has contributed chapters in 03 books as well.

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– Nosheen Fatima, MD

MD, MSc (Nuclear Medicine), FCPS (Pak), CBNC (USA), FASNC (USA), FEBNM (EU), FRCP (Ed)

Dr. Nosheen Fatima, is a nuclear physician, who has been in field of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging for more than 10 years. She has master’s degree in nuclear medicine and is diplomate American Board of Nuclear Cardiology.  She has been awarded fellowships by CPSP-Pak, European and American Boards and Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (RCP-Ed). Currently she is working as assistant professor in nuclear medicine and PET/CT imaging services of Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (AKUH-K) Pakistan. In recent past she has headed the NM and Radiology services of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah. Dr. Fatima has many publications in her credit and has participated in numerous conferences as speaker and presenter.

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– Anwar Ahmed, Professor and MD.

MBBS, DMRD (Pak), FMRD (Aut), MD (Pak), FCPS (Pak)

He graduated from Dow Medical College in 1984 after completing his housejob in medicine and surgery. He went to Vienna, Austria and did Diploma and Fellowship in Radiology. He joined Ziauddin Medical University Hospital as a Consultant Radiologist and during his work he did Diploma and Masters in Radiology. He later did his Fellowship from College of Physician and Surgeon Pakistan (F.C.P.S). Currently he is serving as a Clinical Lecturer/Associate Professor Radiology in Agha Khan University Hospital, Pakistan (JCIA accreditation). He is the member of different radiological societies. He did fellowship in MRI from UK and PET/CT from Turkey. Brings with him diverse experience in education and post graduate fellowship training program/examiner. He has vast experience in General Radiology, MRI, CT Scan and PET Scan.

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– Zafar Sajjad, Professor and MD.

Professor Zafar Sajjad graduated from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan in 1989. He trained in internal medicine in the UK obtaining the membership of the Membership of the Royal College Of Physicians [MRCP(UK)] in 1993.  He then trained in Radiology in the UK and was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) in 1996. He holds the Certificate of Completion Of Specialist Training (CCST) from The Specialist Training Authority of UK and is fully registered and licensed by the General Medical Council UK. He has been associated with the Aga Khan University since 2002.  He was promoted to Professor of Radiology in 2014.  His major interests are neuroradiology and oncological imaging.

– Waseem Mirza FCPS, DCE

Dr. Waseem Mirza has more than ten year’s academic experience as a clinical faculty in a leading university hospital of Pakistan namely Aga khan university hospital. He was trained in, groomed as an academician and be a part of best radiology department of country, currently having title of associate professor. He is primarily a consultant radiologist with special interest and trained in PET imaging along with pediatric radiology. His research interests along with past track record in hospital and community based radiology related projects. He has made significant contribution in education and research for promotion of radiology at national and international level.

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– Muhammad Nadeem Ahmad, MD.

Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Ahmad is presently serving as a Professor & Chairman, Department of Radiology and Service line Chief Clinical Imaging–AKUH K, Stadium Road. He is associated with AKU since 1989, has held various academic and administrative appointments in his career at AKU and his last appointment was as Chief Operating Officer, On Campus, AKUH, Karachi.

He is presently member of Radiology Faculty at CPSP. He also served many years as Chief editor of PJR. He was former President of RSP for 2017.

He leads the National/Regional Scenario in Radiology for more than 2 decades in Education and advocacy in CPSP, RSP, RSSC and PJR.

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PET/CT TECHNOLOGISTS

Muhammad Sabir Khan, Senior PET/CT Technologist
Muhammad has more than 24 years experience as Radiology Technologist, of which he functioned more than 5 year as Chief PET/CT Technologist at the Neuro Cancer Care Institute (NCCI) in Karachi, Pakistan. He has undergone Clinical Applications Training on the Biograph Molecular CT (PET/CT) from Siemens AG Healthcare in Germany and completed Biograph Molecular CT (PET/CT) Application Training program from Siemens in Turkey.

 

Hemn Azeez Rahman, PET/CT Technologist
Hemn has completed a Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, he has undergone Nuclear Medicine training course at Liverpool Royal Hospital and Medical Imaging training course at Clatterbridge Cancer Center, both in the United Kingdom. Finally, he has received a PET/CT Technologist training course at Neolife Oncology Center in Turkey.

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OUR RADIATION PROTECTION OFFICER


Muhammed Sultan, Senior Biomedical Engineer

Muhammed has obtained a Master’s degree in Medical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology and Health in Sweden, 2009. He worked for 5 years in the Department of Radiation Physics at University Hospital in Linkoping, Sweden. He is a certified Radiation Protection officer according to Swedish Radiation Safety Authority regulations.

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OUR MACHINE

The Siemens Biograph 6 is a whole-body scanner ideal for oncological imaging and diagnosis with high-end spiral CT and PET performance using just one noninvasive procedure. The Siemens Biograph 6 produces excellent images that show three-dimensional anatomy and biological processes of organs at the molecular level with a large axial view. Significant x-ray dose reduction (up to 65 %) is possible for all body regions.

WE AT MDC…

…are always striving to give the best quality medical care with a full spectrum of diagnostic services. Whether you need lab tests, imaging, consultant physicians, physiotherapy or a pharmacy – we can cater to your every need. Our patient centered model ensures uncompromising commitment and care to each individual patient.

 

FREE ACCOMODATION

Medya Diagnostic Center is happy to provide free accommodation in Erbil for all our PET/CT patients for 2 nights.

 

Please contact us for further information and appointments

60m Street, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Telephone no.: 0750 0300 400 – 066 223 6633

Email Address: pet.ct@medyadc.com

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