Cancer Hospital In India

Dr. Abubacker Zakir Ali

Nuclear medicine

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Qualification : MBBS; DNB (Nuclear Medicine)

Areas of Specialization :

Besides general nuclear medicine scan reporting, areas of specialization are:

  •  Management of thyroid disorders especially radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism & for thyroid cancers
  •  1-131 MIBG therapy for neuroendocrine tumors
  •  Lu-177 DOTATATE therapy for neuroendocrine tumors
  •  Lu-177 PSMA ligand therapy for prostate cancers
  •  PET-CT scans
  •  Ga-68 DOTANOC & Ga-68 PSMA scans for neuroendocrine tumors and prostate cancer respectively.

Achievements :

1. Was instrumental in setting up of the radioiodine therapy ward at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad in 2006

2. Key person in setting up of the Nuclear Medicine Dept at BIACH & RI in 2007 which included gamma camera & radioiodine therapy ward facilities

3. Key person in setting up of the PET-CT & Cyclotron facilities at BIACH & RI

4. Presented many research papers & guest lectures at various conferences both nationally & internationally.

5. Has several publications as well.

6. Conducted CME on “Advances in Nuclear Oncology” held on March 9, 2008 at Hotel Fortune Katriya, Hyderabad

7. Was the Organizing Secretary for the 9th Annual Conference of ANMPI which was held at Hyderabad from September 30 to October 2, 2011.

8. Co-sponsoror in the 1st Endocrinology exhibition titled “Hormones & Health Expo” conducted on December 10, 2011.

9. Conducted CME on “Recent Trends in Management of Neuroendocrine tumors and Prostate cancers” held on August 23, 2015 at ITC Grand Kakatiya Hotel, Hyderabad.

10. First person in the twin state to start Lu-177 DOTATATE therapy for neuroendocrine tumor since February, 2014

11. First person in the twin state to start Lu-177 PSMA therapy for prostate cancer.

12. First person in the twin state to start Ga-68 PSMA scan for prostate cancer.

13. Second person in the twin state to start Ga-68 DOTANOC scan for neuroendocrine tumors

Fellowships and Training :

1. Underwent training in PET-CT & PET radiopharmacy at Apollo Hospital,Hyderabad for 1 month in Feburary, 2007.

2. Training in PET-CT at Jaslok Hospital in October, 2009

3. Training in PET-CT at Tata Memorial Hospital in October, 2009.

4. Underwent training on advanced PET-CT procedures at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA for two weeks in August, 2013.


  Best paper award for the paper “Role of Tc99m EC in renal scintigraphy” presented at National Nephrology Conference at Tirupathi.

  Best paper award for the paper “Reproducibility of parameters of LV function using QGS, ECT & 4DM-SPECT Quantification programs of gated myocardial SPECT: A multicentric study” presented at SNM(I) Southern Chapter at Trivandrum in 2004.

  ARCCNM award for the paper “Role of Tc99m-DTPA Renogram in Microalbuminuric, normotensive patients with type II Diabetes” presented in 9th World Congress of Nuclear Medicine & Biology held at Seoul, Korea from 22nd to 27th October, 2006.

  Presented a poster titled “CT and PET-CT in the evaluation of tumor thrombus” at the annual conference of IRIA-AP state chapter in KREST on 25th & 26th October, 2014 and got 2 prize for the best poster

  Presented a paper titled “Extranodal involvement in Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma-An analysis of PET-CT and CT imaging findings” at the annual conference of IRIA-AP state chapter in KREST on 25th & 26th October, 2014 and got 3rd prize for the best paper.

  Executive member of the Executive Committee of the ANMPI for the years 2010 & 2011

  State representative of the SNM(I) Southern Chapter for the year 2010 & 2011

  Treasurer of the ANMPI body from 2011 until now