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Rīga Stradiņš University Nuclear Medicine Clinic

PET/CT is the one of most Innovative, Precise & Fast
Cancer Diagnostics methods

A leading medical institution of Latvia – Rīga Stradiņš University has founded the Nuclear Medicine Clinic to improve cancer diagnostics by PET/CT technology – most innovative and precise diagnostic method for detection of oncological diseases. Nuclear Medicine Clinic is trustworthy because it has designated the area of expertise and meets all European standards, incorporating all aspects of oncological radioisotope imaging for a wide range of malignant disease, including one of the newest and most specific radiotracer for prostate cancer diagnostics Ga-PSMA.

Rīga Stradiņš University Radiology Scientific laboratory is involved in the research of newest radiotracers of PET/CT technology and provides scientific support for the Clinic. The Cyclotron Complex at the Nuclear Medicine Clinic is very important for the quality of PET/CT examination, because PET/CT scan is carried out by using self-made radiopharmaceuticals, eliminating the need to acquire the necessary preparations from other manufacturers, thereby additionally guaranteeing compliance of the preparation with patient-specific needs.

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The only new generation PET/CT scanner in Latvia!
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Our own production of radiopharmaceuticals
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Constantly improving experience in personalized healthcare
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Scientific research of Rīga Stradiņš University in nuclear medicine

Why Choose Us?

Benefits & Features

NEW GENERATION PET/CT SCAN UNIQUE FEATURES

TIME of FLIGHT (ToF) technology, using very sensitive detectors that are not available on most other systems. This offers images of exceptional quality and shortest possible scan time.

64 SLICE CT provides the highest scan resolution and the best accuracy of the images.

OPENVIEW GANTRY enhances patient comfort providing easy patient access for clinicians, especially for pediatric and claustrophobic patients.

DOSE WISE and SMART BEAM MANAGEMENT encompasses a set of techniques, programs and practices that ensures optimal Image Quality while protecting people in the X-ray environments. The result is improved Image Quality at a significantly lower effective dose which contributes to the safety of patients and staff. This technology has been scientifically documented to reduce radiation dose.

Nuclear Medicine Clinic PET/CT

Detect and diagnose even very small lesions

The Philips Gemini 64 PET CT scanner combines the anatomical data power of the Philips Brilliance CT 64 scanner with Philips ALLEGRO PET metabolic data together in fused images, allowing to detect and diagnose even very small lesions.

What is PET/CT?

PET/CT technology is one of the most innovative and most precise diagnostic methods for detection of oncological diseases. It is advanced nuclear imaging technique that combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into one machine.
  • Detect and diagnose even very small lesions

    The Philips Gemini 64 PET CT scanner combines the anatomical data power of the Philips Brilliance CT 64 scanner with Philips ALLEGRO PET metabolic data together in fused images, allowing to detect and diagnose even very small lesions.
  • What is PET/CT?

    PET/CT technology is one of the most innovative and most precise diagnostic methods for detection of oncological diseases. It is advanced nuclear imaging technique that combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into one machine.

HIGH QUALITY MEDICAL CARE & COMPETITIVE PRICE

INDIVIDUAL APPROACH to each patient, trying to find the most optimal solutions for medical consultation, examination and medical tourism offers. Friendly and reassuring environment for patients, offering an excellent service.

DOCTORS are highly skilled and experienced professionals with international educational and training background in the area of Nuclear Medicine, speaking English, Russian and Latvian.

PERSONALIZED MEDICINE is provided by having the ability to look at a patient on an individual basis. By molecular imaging diseases can be diagnosed at a much earlier stage and individualized therapies applied.

AFFORDABLE COST AND QUALITY of our PET/CT diagnostics can help to predict the right therapy with the fewest side effects for individual patients. It can improve the quality of care and decrease cost at the same time.

Nuclear Medicine Clinic PET/CT

Detect and diagnose even very small lesions

The Philips Gemini 64 PET CT scanner combines the anatomical data power of the Philips Brilliance CT 64 scanner with Philips ALLEGRO PET metabolic data together in fused images, allowing to detect and diagnose even very small lesions.

What is PET/CT?

PET/CT technology is one of the most innovative and most precise diagnostic methods for detection of oncological diseases. It is advanced nuclear imaging technique that combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into one machine.
  • Detect and diagnose even very small lesions

    The Philips Gemini 64 PET CT scanner combines the anatomical data power of the Philips Brilliance CT 64 scanner with Philips ALLEGRO PET metabolic data together in fused images, allowing to detect and diagnose even very small lesions.
  • What is PET/CT?

    PET/CT technology is one of the most innovative and most precise diagnostic methods for detection of oncological diseases. It is advanced nuclear imaging technique that combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into one machine.

Who really need us

Nuclear Cancer Diagnostics Can Help in Case You are:

Diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing active treatment, assess treatment response efficiency and perform cancer monitoring with PET/CT Scan!

Facing a post treatment surveillance stage, undergo early diagnosis of possible cancer recurrence to ensure timely and maximally efficient repeated treatment, if necessary!

Professional testimonials

Doctor's Opinions on PET/CT

  • It is important to emphasize that PET/CT is a multimodality whole-body scan. Other conventional high-resolution modalities as CT alone and MR excel at providing structural details however they provide little insight into tumor physiology. PET is used to provide insight into a tumor's biologic functions and its surrounding microenvironment. Thus, PET may detect biochemical changes in an organ or tissue that can identify the onset of a disease process before anatomical changes related to the disease can be seen with other imaging processes, such as computed tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

    Marika Kalnina

    Marika Kalnina
    Head of Medical Department, Nuclear Medicine Physician / Radiologist

  • IT IS TOO LATE WHEN CT DEMONSTRATES THE LESION!

    There are oncological diseases as e.g. ovarian cancer when we see an elevated CA-125 level in dynamic modelling at the stage where no changes are yet demonstrated by ultrasound and computer tomography (CT). It is one of clinical situations when PET/CT scan, due to its sensitivity and specificity, will disclose disease activity earlier. The imaging tool recognizes pathological formations from up to 1 cm in size and allows for identification of cancer-related formations.

    Aija Gerina-Berzina

    Aija Gerina-Berzina
    Oncologist-Chemotherapist

  • What is the size of metastases that can be detected by PET/CT?

    According to literature – from up to 9 millimetres. But in practice we can see smaller ones. A lymph node of 4 millimetres in size, but it glows! We measure intensity of radiation accumulation, which is an objective parameter, and it shows that the node intensively consumes glucose. It is clear that the node is malignant.

    Lilita Roznere

    Lilita Roznere
    Nuclear Medicine Physician / Radiologist

  • Specifically, PET/CT studies evaluate the metabolism of a particular organ or tissue, so that information about the physiology (functionality) and anatomy (structure) of the organ or tissue is evaluated, as well as its biochemical properties. Integrating PET with a CT maximizes their separate strengths and provides anatomic localization of physiologic processes with detailed visualization of a tumor's structure. The availability of multi-modality (hybrid) imaging with PET/CT improves our ability to characterize lesions and to affect treatment decisions and patient management.

    Marika Kalnina

    Marika Kalnina
    Head of Medical Department, Nuclear Medicine Physician / Radiologist

  • We are pleased to be the first medicine centre in Latvia providing a wide range of cancer diagnostics with high quality PET/CT technology and especially proud to be among the rare European PET/CT centres offering progressive prostate cancer diagnostics with innovative 68Ga-PSMA. We are also proud to be the only PET/CT facility in the Baltic countries having on-site cyclotron for production of positron emitters and supplying them straight to the examination site. Rīga Stradiņš university Nuclear Medicine Clinic has formed a stable team of highly qualified professionals with international educational and training background in the Nuclear Medicine. I am sure that besides the high-quality examination the patient will also be pleased due to the very competitive price, knowledge of our professional staff and welcoming attitude.

    Vitālijs Skrīvelis

    Vitālijs Skrīvelis
    Head of RSU Nuclear Medicine Clinic

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    Nuclear Diagnostics

    Medical Indications for PET/CT

    PET/CT method has no competitors in oncology that could equally detect: diagnosis, cancer staging, treatment response evaluation, cancer recurrence, disease dynamics and control, surgical planning, radiation therapy planning. New generation PET/CT incorporates the majority of oncological radioisotope imaging for a wide range of malignant diseases, using radiotracers such as ¹⁸F-FDG and ⁶⁸Ga-PSMA (Unique in the Baltics):

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    Breast
    cancer
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    Melanoma
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    Gastric
    cancer
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    Colorectal
    cancer
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    Lymphomas
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    Lung
    cancer
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    Kidney
    cancer
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    Uterine, Cervical, Ovarian cancer
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    Testicular
    cancer
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    Bladder
    cancer
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    Prostate
    cancer
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    ¹⁸F-FDG ⁶⁸Ga-PSMA NEW!
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    Why Choose Latvia?

    The reasons for medical tourism come down mainly to two things – the high cost and long queues for medical services and scheduled operations in patients’ home countries. By visiting Latvia, you can combine the solution of these things with some pleasant health recovery opportunities such as tourism & eco lifestyle.

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    Is it true that PET/CT is such a unique method – the most accurate for cancer diagnostics? I have read about the study carried out in the USA that 24 000 patients were diagnosed cancer by using classical methods – ultrasound, computed tomography, biopsy – and straight after they

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    Our Team of Professionals

    The Best Care of You

    • Aija Gerina-Berzina

      Aija Gerina-Berzina

      Oncologist-Chemotherapist

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      Aija Gerina-Berzina

      Oncologist-Chemotherapist

      Certified oncologist-chemotherapist, additional specialization in Rare Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) group. Internship at Karolinskas Clinic (Stockholm, Sweden) and Vivantes Friedrichshain Clinic (Berlin, Germany).

      Member of ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology)
      Member of LOĶA (Latvian Association of Oncologists-Chemotherapists)

      P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital (Riga, LATVIA), oncologist-chemotherapist at the Oncology Clinic and author of several scientific publications, has experience at international clinical trials, attending scientific conferences/seminars regularly.

    • Juris Plonis

      Juris Plonis

      Dr. Med. Urologist

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      Juris Plonis

      Dr. Med. Urologist

      Member of the Latvian Urology Association (LUA)
      Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
      Member of the German Society of Urology (DGU)
      Trained in Germany and France
      Defended the doctoral thesis “The Analysis of Basic Epidemiology and Genetic Characteristics of Prostate Cancer in Latvia”

    • Donatas Vajauskas

      Donatas Vajauskas

      MD PhD, Radiologist/Nuclear medicine physician

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      Donatas Vajauskas

      MD PhD, Radiologist/Nuclear Medicine Physician

      Defended PhD thesis in 2015 - Cardiac Adrenergic Innervation.
      Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department since 2010 - set up conventional nuclear medicine imaging and nuclear medicine outpatient treatment (thyroid disease, bone mets);
      2014 established the Molecular Imaging Subdivision - PET/CT and 3T MRI imaging;
      2015 expanded the nuclear medicine outpatient therapy - bone metastasis treatment with Ra223 dichloride.

      Member of the Lithuanian Society of Nuclear Medicine
      Member of the Lithuanian Society of Radiology
      Member of the EANM (European Association of Nuclear Medicine)
      National Delegate of the UEMS/EBNM (European Union of Medical Specialists / European Board of Nuclear Medicine)
      National Delegate of the EANM

      Attended nuclear medicine and PET/CT training at Zurich University Hospital in 2011 and 2012 Courses of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT imaging and therapy: Portugal, Austria, Spain, Latvia, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Austria, UK.

    • Marika Kalnina

      Marika Kalnina

      Head of Medical Department,
      Nuclear Medicine Physician / Radiologist

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      Marika Kalnina

      Head of the Medical Department, Nuclear Medicine Physician / Radiologist

      A Board-certified Radiologist with special interest in diagnostic Nuclear Medicine. Research fellowship in PET/CT from Nuclear Medicine department of Technical University Munich. Attended many PET/CT courses and congresses of Nuclear Medicine worldwide. An organizer and lecturer at the Baltic Congresses of Radiology. IAEA PET/CT Course Director in Riga. Focused on evidence based imaging for individualized patient care. Collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally for the best quality reports

    • Urzula Safronova

      Urzula Safronova

      MD, Resident in training
      of Diagnostic Radiology

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      Urzula Safronova

      MD, Resident in training of Diagnostic Radiology

      Last year a resident in training of diagnostic radiology with specific interest in nuclear medicine and oncology
      2011 P. Stradiņš Clinical University hospital (Riga, Latvia)
      2016 Nuclear Medicine centre of P. Stradiņš Clinical University hospital

    • Lilita Roznere

      Lilita Roznere

      Nuclear Medicine Physician / Radiologist

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      Lilita Roznere

      Nuclear Medicine Physician / Radiologist

      A Board-certified Radiologist with special interest in diagnostic Nuclear Medicine. Research fellowship in PET/CT from Nuclear Medicine department of Technical University Munich. Attended many PET/CT courses and congresses of Nuclear Medicine worldwide.

    • Liene Zemniece

      Liene Zemniece

      MD, Resident in training
      of Diagnostic Radiology

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      Liene Zemniece

      MD, Resident in training of Diagnostic Radiology

      Planning and preparation of PET/CT scan contributed to patients, involved in client service provision. Research work in the Nuclear Medicine Centre. Assistant doctor as a nuclear medicine provider.

    • Kirils Kravcovs

      Kirils Kravcovs

      Medical Physicist

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      Kirils Kravcovs

      Medical Physicist

      Professional Master’s degree in Medical Physics, attended EANM European School of Nuclear Medicine, IAEA Training Course on Clinical Audit and Quality assurance in Nuclear Medicine. Wide experience in such fields as radiology, nuclear therapy and diagnostics, carrying out of systematic radiology quality audits, X-ray and nuclear equipment calibration, validation and verification, licensing of Ionizing Radiation sources. Has been working at the main Latvian State clinics.

    • Sandra Pavlova

      Sandra Pavlova

      Radiographer

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      Sandra Pavlova

      Radiographer

      A State-registered medical professional having a Bachelor degree of Science degree in Radiography. Successfully completed the course of Safety and Quality Assurance in the workplace with Medical Ionizing Radiation sources.

    • Inga Marriotta

      Inga Marriotta

      Radiographer

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      Inga Marriotta

      Radiographer

      A State-registered medical professional having a Bachelor degree of Science in Radiography. Successfully completed the course of Safety and Quality Assurance in the workplace with Medical Ionizing Radiation sources.

    • Vita Dumfa

      Vita Dumfa

      Radiographer

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      Vita Dumfa

      Radiographer

      A State-registered medical professional having a Bachelor degree of Science in Radiography. Successfully completed the course of Safety and Quality Assurance in the workplace with Medical Ionizing Radiation sources.

    • Inese Sparane

      Inese Sparane

      Marketing & Sales Manager

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      Inese Sparane

      Marketing & Sales Manager

      Manages the marketing strategy and product development programs, both short and long term, targeted towards the existing and new markets. Provides the flow of medical information in an accessible and comprehensible way to the patients and valuable diagnostic content to physicians.

    • Agija Vilsone

      Agija Vilsone

      Client Service manager

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      Agija Vilsone

      Customer Service Manager

      Ensures execution of excellent customer service before and during PET/CT diagnostic procedure.

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