MD Dissertations from Nuclear Medicine department:


MD Student Name Dissertation title Status
1. Gopinath raj Comparison of 68Gallium-Pentixafor and 18F-Fluoro      Deoxy Glucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in detecting tumour lesions among patients with locally advanced/metastatic breast carcinoma, a cross-sectional analytical study. Completed
2. Pradap P Role of Gallium-68 Pentixafor Positron Emission Tomography/ Computed tomography (Ga-68 Pentixafor PET/CT) in detecting tumor lesions in patients with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) as compared to F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG PET/CT) – a cross-sectional analytical study” Completed
3. Ahalya Nair Role of [68Ga]-Pentixafor Positron emission tomography/ Computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging in assessing disease activity in patients with lupus nephritis- A pilot study. Completed
4. Akanksha Palo To establish normal values of Normalised residual activity at 20 minutes (NORA20) and output efficiency at 20 minutes (OE20) in normal renal units for Tc-99m ethylenedicysteine (EC) diuretic renogram for children less than and equal to 12 years of age Completed
5. Karthik Balaji Prediction of ventricular remodeling in post myocardial infarction patients using Tc 99m HYNIC cyclo (RGDfk)2 spect/ct Completed
6. Lakshman A Assessment of the diagnostic potential of 68Ga-Pentixafor PET/CT in Multiple Myeloma - A Pilot Study. Ongoing
7. Sai kishore Noninvasive treatment of recalcitrant keloids with contact brachytherapy using customized Yttrium-90 skin patch: A pilot study Ongoing

8. Kabilash D

Imaging of myocardial angiogenesis with 99mTc HYNIC Cyclo(RGDfk)2 SPECT/CT in coronary artery disease patients undergoing revascularization: an exploratory study



Brain perfusion SPECT in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome, and it’s association with motivation to quit.


Hari Hara Sudhan

Non-invasive treatment of recalcitrant keloids with contact brachytherapy using customized phosphorus 32 skin patch: a pilot study


Lakshmi Naryanan

TRODAT and Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography imaging of clinically diagnosed parkinsonism subsets



Clinical and biochemical factors associated with abnormal Stress myocardial perfusion imaging outcome in patients suspected of coronary artery disease.



Skeletal muscle uptake on F-18 FDG pet imaging as a marker of disease activity in patients with inflammatory myopathies- a pilot study


Churchill Lara

Role of Gallium-68 tagged somatostatin receptor targeted positron emission

tomography in imaging cardiac sarcoidosis and comparison to FDG PET: A pilot study




Role of hybrid Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging/ Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography (SPECT MPI/CTCA) in detecting coronary artery disease in patients with dilated left ventricle and reduced ejection fraction: A cross-sectional descriptive study.


Departmental Publications

  1.  Ty P, Menon J, Ar N, Halanaik D, Kramadhari H. Short-term clinico-radiological outcome of chronic knee synovitis among haemophilia A patients post phosphorus-32 radiosynoviorthesis. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2017 Jan;25(1):2309499016684500. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_191_20. Epub 2021 Mar 4. PMID: 34040304; PMCID: PMC8130696.
  2. Rajaraman V, Ponnusamy M, Halanaik D. Size specific dose estimate (SSDE) for estimating patient dose from CT used in myocardial perfusion SPECT/CT. Asia Ocean J Nucl Med Biol. 2020 Winter;8(1):58-63. doi: 10.22038/aojnmb.2019.40863.1276. PMID: 32064284; PMCID: PMC6994783.
  3. Rajaraman V, Devanathan M, Halanaik D. Serial Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography Scan Distinguishing Infected Seroma from Recurrence in a Necrotic Lymph Node in a Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Right Kidney. Indian J Nucl Med. 2021 Jan-Mar;36(1):73-75. doi: 10.1177/2309499016684500. PMID: 28193140
  4. Seetharam SJ, Rajaraman V, Halanaik D. Tuberculosis in Posttransplant Recipients: Challenges in Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Reporting in Countries with a High Prevalence of Tuberculosis. Indian J Nucl Med. 2021 Apr-Jun;36(2):189-192. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_225_20. Epub 2021 Jun 21. PMID: 34385792; PMCID: PMC8320835.
  5. Nellaiappan HS, Rajaraman V, Halanaik D, Ananthakrrishnan R. Incidental Detection of Asymptomatic Brain Metastases Due to Carcinoma Prostate in Ga-68 PSMA HBED-CC Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography: Reiterating its Superiority in Assessing Disease Status. Indian J Nucl Med. 2022 Jan-Mar;37(1):99-100. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_100_21. Epub 2022 Mar 25. PMID: 35478671; PMCID: PMC9037885.
  6. Kilambi Y, Halanaik D, Ananthakrishnan R, Mishra J. Comparison of Epicardial Fat Volume between Patients with Normal Perfusion and Reversible Perfusion Abnormalities on Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Indian J Nucl Med. 2021 Jan-Mar;36(1):1-6. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_157_20. Epub 2021 Mar 4. PMID: 34040288; PMCID: PMC8130695.
  7. Chellasamy RT, Sai Chandran BV, Halanaik D, Rath DP. Myocardial Perfusion Scan Study before and after On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery - A Single-Center Study. Indian J Nucl Med. 2023 Jul-Sep;38(3):239-244. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_162_22. Epub 2023 Oct 10. PMID: 38046969; PMCID: PMC10693366.
  8. Goyal H, Kishore S, Ganesan P, Halanaik D. Complete Metabolic Response in Adenocarcinoma Lung With Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis. Clin Nucl Med. 2023 Mar 1;48(3):e133-e134. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000004463. Epub 2022 Oct 15. PMID: 36252925.
  9. Rajaraman V, Meenakshi LA, Selvaraj AJ, Pottakkat B, Halanaik D. Role of 68 Ga-FAPI PET/CT in Assessing Hepatobiliary Malignancies : A Prospective Pilot Study. Clin Nucl Med. 2023 June 1;48(6):e281-e288. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000004641
  10. Nair A, Pandit N, Kavadichanda C. Role of [68Ga]-pentixafor positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging in assessing disease activity in patients with lupus nephritis: A pilot study. Lupus. 2023 Oct;32(11):1267-1275. doi: 10.1177/09612033231201625.
  11. Saj F, Nisha Y, Ganesan P, Kayal S, Kar R, Halanaik D, Dubashi B. Efficacy and safety of pomalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone combination chemotherapy for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: POMACE Phase II Study. Blood Cancer J. 2023 Mar 24;13(1):45. doi: 10.1038/s41408-023-00816-8.
  12. Nair A, Poolpandian G, Dhayalan K, Saibaba J. Adverse Allergic Reaction to Intrathecally Administered Technetium-99m Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetate: A Case Report. World J Nucl Med. 2023 Sep 6;22(3):248-250. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1771281 
  13. Kabilash D, Goyal H, Palanivelu P, Halanaik D. Utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in Detecting Spinal Drop Metastases from Pineal Gland Tumors. Asia Ocean J Nucl Med Biol. 2024; 12(2) 
  14. Chandra KK, Pandit N, Lokanandi P, Rawoof MA, Sasank KP, Naidu ARB, Chowdary CR. Evaluation of epithelial permeability of lungs in diabetic patients without pulmonary symptoms using technetium-99m diethylene triamine penta acetic acid (DTPA) aerosol scintigraphy. Indian J Appl Res. 2024 Mar;14(3): DOI: 10.36106/ijar.
  15. Palui R, Sridharan K, Sahoo J, Suryadevara V, Kamalanathan S, Naik D, Halanaik D, Durgia H, Raj H. Role of bisphosphonates in hypertrophic osteoarthropathy: a systematic review. Endocrine. 2024 Apr 2. doi: 10.1007/s12020-024-03804-5.
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