EXPERTS IN MOLECULAR RADIOLOGY
Welcome to ARA Theranostics
Theranostics is a subspecialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disease through the use of targeted radioactive compounds called radiopharmaceuticals. Different radiopharmaceuticals are created to attach to different types of diseased tissues. They are typically infused into the bloodstream, where they seek out the diseased tissue everywhere in the body. Once attached to the diseased tissues, they can either be used to identify the tissues through imaging, or kill the tissues with a minute amount of radiation delivered directly to the diseased cells.
The ARA Theranostics Center
ARA has a long history dating back to the 1960s of using radiopharmaceuticals to image and treat disease, starting with the use of I-131 radioiodine to image and treat overactive thyroid glands and thyroid cancer. ARA has been proud to offer the latest theranostics agents for imaging and treatment as they have become available over the years. The length, depth, and breadth of our experience in the use of radiopharmaceuticals ensures the best possible outcome for our patients.
The ARA Theranostics Center at the ARA Midtown builds on our experience with radiopharmaceuticals to provide exceptional imaging and treatment services. Our team of caring physicians and staff treat everyone who comes to our center with respect and personalized attention, whether for imaging, treatment, or both. We work closely with patients and their referring physicians as part of a comprehensive care team dedicated to improving our patients’ health.
The ARA Theranostics Center has been designed specifically for radiopharmaceutical imaging and treatment. For imaging, we have PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and regular scintigraphy. For treatment, we have private dedicated infusion rooms that have Wi-Fi and televisions. Lunch and snacks are provided for patients receiving treatment. A friend or family member is welcome to accompany the patient during their treatment. Imaging and treatment are conducted in a safe and comfortable environment. Consultations are offered in house or by telehealth, depending on patient preference.
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How does targeted radiopharmaceutical treatment work?
ARA has a high-tech theranostics center at our Midtown location
The theranostics center is specially designed to administer radioactive theranostic agents to patients in a safe environment using specially trained personnel. Our molecular radiologists are double-certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.