Dr Neil Cronje – Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Mediclinic Welkom

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About Dr Neil Cronje – Nuclear Medicine Specialist

Dr Neil Cronje is a qualified doctor who works at Mediclinic Welkom as a Nuclear Medicine Specialist.

Some Relevant Insights:

A Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Mediclinic is a physician who uses radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. This branch of medicine combines elements of chemistry, physics, biology, computer technology, and medicine to provide unique information about the functioning of specific organs or the presence of disease. Here’s an overview of their role and the importance of nuclear medicine:

Diagnostic Imaging: Nuclear medicine specialists use radioactive tracers, also known as radiopharmaceuticals, to perform imaging studies. These tracers are introduced into the body by injection, inhalation, or orally. The most common procedures include PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans and SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) scans. These imaging tests provide detailed pictures of how tissues and organs are functioning, unlike traditional imaging that only shows structure.

Disease Diagnosis: Through nuclear medicine imaging, specialists can diagnose a range of conditions more accurately because they can see how the body is functioning. This is particularly useful in diagnosing heart disease, certain types of cancers, neurological conditions (like Alzheimer’s disease), and other systemic disorders.

Therapeutic Applications: Beyond diagnostics, nuclear medicine also offers treatment options for certain conditions. For example, radioactive iodine therapy is used to treat thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism. Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is used for treating specific types of neuroendocrine tumors. The ability to target specific sites in the body with radioactive substances allows for targeted therapy, minimizing damage to healthy tissues.

Quantitative Functional Data: One of the unique aspects of nuclear medicine is its ability to provide quantitative data on bodily functions. This means specialists can measure the degree of organ function, which can help in assessing disease progression or response to treatment.

Personalized Medicine: Nuclear medicine is at the forefront of personalized medicine, offering tailored diagnostic and treatment options based on the individual patient’s disease characteristics and biology. This approach ensures more effective and targeted patient care.

Consulting a Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Mediclinic means accessing advanced diagnostic and treatment options that are not available through other medical specialties. Their expertise allows for a deeper understanding of various diseases from a functional perspective, offering critical insights into patient care and management.

Dr Neil Cronje Qualifications and Accreditations

HPC Reg No: MP0160695

Practice No: 400004000145


1973 MBChB, University of Cape Town

1980 MMed (Rad T), University of Oranje-Vrystaat

Dr Neil Cronje’s Consultation Fees

Dr Neil Cronje’s Consultation Fees vary based on several factors, including the type of consultation (initial visit, follow-up, specialized treatment), the complexity of the medical issue being addressed, and whether the patient is covered by medical aid or paying in cash. Additionally, fees may differ for procedures or tests that are conducted during the consultation. Lastly, to ensure you have the most current information on Dr Neil Cronje’s consultation fee structure for both medical aid and cash patients, please use the contacts below to inquire about the latest rates.

Dr Neil Cronje Contacts

Tel: 051 444 3926

Physical Address: Meulen Street, Welkom, 9459

Practice Location: Mediclinic Welkom

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