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The Nuclear Medicine department at Medigate Center, under the direction of Dr. Masha Maharaj, consists of a team of highly trained technologists and nursing staff, able to perform and provide excellent service in Nuclear Medicine diagnostic imaging and therapeutics.
The Centre is equipped with the latest and advanced SPECT Gamma camera and equipment for In vivo and In vitro labelling studies. The Nuclear Medicine services offered are kept in accordance with the latest scientific developments, standards and techniques.
Dr Maharaj did her MBBCh through Wits University, in Johannesburg. She specialized at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town where she obtained qualifications through the College of Nuclear Physicians of SA (FCNP), thereafter obtaining her Masters in Medicine (MMED) through Stellenbosch University.
In May 2015, she participated and received certification in the 1st World Theranostics Academy (WTA) held in Innsbruck, Austria.
Dr Maharaj is currently elected on the Governing Body and Executive Committee of the World association of Radiopharmaceutical and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH) 2020-2021.
Dr Maharaj currently heads 3 leading Imaging and Therapy Centres in the Kwa Zulu Natal province and offers Nuclear Medicine therapies in Thyroid, Neuroendocrine tumours, Prostate cancer, Oncobeta therapy for skin cancer, bone metastases and radiosynovectomy. One of the centres, Advanced Imaging and Therapy, performs PET/CT imaging including onsite Ga68 radiopharmacueticals for imaging Neuroendocrine and Prostate Cancer.
Dr Maharaj is an active member of the South African Oncology Consortium (SAOC). She is a consultant on the peer review panel for the Consortium.
Dr Maharaj is an active member of the South African Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Nuclear Physicians Association of South Africa.
She is published in several international journals and contributed her work in a chapter in a Cancer textbook. She has presented her work internationally.
Her interests are Oncology and Infection imaging as well as Theragnostics.
Trisha Govender is a young, vibrant Nuclear Medicine Radiographer.
She began and completed her Nuclear Medicine training at King Edward VIII Hospital, graduating with a National Diploma in Nuclear Medicine through Durban University of Technology. Thereafter obtaining her Bachelor of Technology in Nuclear Medicine.
Trisha has trained and worked in the public facility for several years, where she gained a wealth of experience and skill in Nuclear Medicine.
Her experience has added a wider depth of knowledge and skill to our Department. Trisha oversees operations of the Department of Nuclear Medicine structure and training.
Her tactfulness and competency in the field reflects in her warmth, interaction and care for our patients. She is diligent and understands not only the Discipline but the greater landscape, its cultures and personalities prevalent across the industry which has made her join our successful team.
Siphiwe Gambushe is a well-versed, multilinguistic asset to our Department. He is a qualified National Diploma Nuclear Medicine Radiographer, obtaining his qualifications from DUT.
He has worked both in public and private sectors with 5 years working experience at King Edward Hospital as a Nuclear Medicine Radiographer.
In 2019 he joined the Umhlanga Molecular Imaging and Therapy Centre at their Richards Bay practice. Siphiwe is a positive addition to our team.
His skill and compassion are expressed in his hard work and diligence in his capabilities and specialty. He has exemplary zeal in his attitude and composure in both patient care and management.
Completed Nuclear Medicine Clinical training at King Edward VIII Hospital.
Obtained National Diploma through Durban University of Technology (DUT). Also obtained BTech Degree Nuclear Medicine through DUT. Jennifer has worked in several provincial hospitals including KEH and Addington, and in Private practice for many years where she gained experience and skills in Nuclear Medicine techniques.
One of the highlights of her career was being awarded a fellowship from the IAEA to study Scintimammography at the Royal Free Hospital in London. This afforded her to gain global experience in her field.
She joined our Overport branch, Advanced Imaging Centre, providing excellent service in general diagnostic Nuclear Medicine imaging, and PET/CT.
Ramilla Singh is a qualified Administrator. She obtained the National Diploma in Personnel Management, BTech Degree in Human Resources Management and the Management Development Diploma. She has worked at the University of Durban-Westville/University of Kwazulu-Natal, Hire-it, Arres Plant Hire and the University of Zululand. She has a total of 37 years of experience at various levels as a Officer, Administrator and a Manager.
She has multiple skill-based competencies including group process intervention aimed at improving interpersonal relations and social interactions. This is directed to assist the company in achieving results, meeting goals, and accomplishing tasks. She is key management in enhancing and establishing our company mission statement.
Sandra Naidoo has a total of over 20 years of experience working medical practices and Radiology. She is based at the Overport branch and has joined the branch from its inception 4 years ago and remains an integral part of our company. Her strong dedication and her genuine desire to serve in the medical field has allowed her to add value to our practice.
Hemrita Burath is a new addition to our team and has brought with her a refreshing style and grace. She has a total of 14 years of clerical experience.
She is a volunteer in the Volunteer Medical Corps group. She lends her time to Medical Outreaches and in assisting the Red Cross. She is compassionate, patient and caring with patients. Her drive and passion are demonstrated in her warmth and generosity. Hemrita is a loyal, dedicated and hard-working person and we are pleased she is in our team.
Buhle Ntuli is a hard-working individual with great capability. She previously worked for several General Practitioners for several years. She assists with daily clerical operations. Her many years of experience in a medical practice has equipped her to join our successful team.
Buhle is a team-player, hard-working and always willing to assist. Her humility and decorum in caring for patients is commendable and makes her an awesome addition to our team.
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