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The Institute of Nuclear Medicine

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine at Schneider Children’s is the only pediatric facility of its kind in Israel and provides advanced nuclear medical services (scans) to children from the ages of 0 -18. Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive isotopes to diagnose and treat disease. In children, this demands individual adjustment of imaging techniques and doses and a highly skilled technical staff in order to achieve images of the best diagnostic quality with low radiation exposure

Director of the Institute
Dr. Zvi Bar-Sever

Location: 2nd Floor
Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-14:00
Appointments: 972-3-9253222
Fax: 972-3-9253464

Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-15:00;
Holiday eves and intermediary holidays: 08:00-12:00
Appointment Form

Head Technician

Guy Kfir

Nuclear medicine Scans

Nuclear medicine scans are non-invasive studies. Radiopharmaceuticals containing an infinitely small level of radioactivity are usually administered intravenouslyhe sophisticated gamma camera detects the radioactivity emitted from the child’s body. Parents may remain with their child throughout the procedure. The Institute conducts the following radioisotope scans:

  • Bone Scans for disorders of the bones due to inflammation, injury or tumors

  • Brain Scans for temporary or permanent disorders in the supply of blood to different areas of the brain;
    also conducted to identify the source of epileptic seizures

  • Thyroid Scans for congenital or acquired diseases of the thyroid

  • Salivary Gland Scans for disorders of the salivary glands

  • Scans of Meckel’s Diverticulum, a common congenital anomaly which presents as a slight bulge in the small intestine at birth, and may harbor abnormal tissues leading to pain and rectal bleeding

  • Milk Scans for gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastric emptying - so called because the radiopharmaceuticals are administered in milk

  • MIBG Scans (metaiodobenzylguanidine) to locate and diagnose certain types of tumors in the body such as neuroblastoma

  • Lung Scans to check blood and/or air flow (ventilation) to various areas in the lungs

  • MAG3 Kidney Scans for kidney function, and diagnosis of obstructions and impaired drainage from the different component s of the urinary tract

  • DMSA Scans to check the relative kidney function and to evaluate the integrity of the functioning kidney tissues that can be impaired due to inflammation (urinary tract infections), scarring and congenital malformations

  • Labeled Red Blood Cell Scans for diagnosis of hemangiomas (vascular masses) and to identify the source of bowel hemorrhage

  • DISIDA-Liver and Gall Bladder Scans for congenital disorders, obstructions, inflammations and bile flow

  • Salivagrams to detect abnormal swallowing and lung aspiration of salivary secretions

  • Lymphoscintigrams for thedetection of congenital or acquired abnormalities in the lymphatic system that often presents as limb swelling

  • Liver and spleen scans mainly to detect congenital abnormalities of the spleen and to assess the immunologic function of the spleen


Letter from the community physician together with the payment guarantee
Referral by doctors at Schneider Children’s


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