Dr. VVS Prabhakar Rao

   MBBS, DNB (Nuclear Medicine), MD (Radiodiagnosis), DNB (Radiodiagnosis), PG Diploma (Geriatric Medicine)

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Dr. VVS Prabhakar Rao


MBBS, DNB (Nuclear Medicine), MD (Radiodiagnosis), DNB (Radiodiagnosis), PG Diploma (Geriatric Medicine)


Nuclear Medicine


HCG Cancer Centre - Visakhapatnam


30 Years

  • Dr. (Gp Capt) V V S Prabhakar Rao has three decades of experience in the field of nuclear medicine, PET-CT and radiodiagnosis.
  • Dr. Rao has worked as Senior Adviser - Nuclear Medicine at Army Medical Corps, Professor of Nuclear Medicine at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, and has worked at multiple reputed cancer hospitals.
  • Dr. Prabhakar Rao has treated numerous thyroid cancer patients with radioiodine and has designed high-dose radioiodine therapy wards in army establishments, state institutions and tertiary cancer hospitals. 
  • His core interest lies in maximising radioisotope usage with low exposure to patients, public and radiation professionals.
  • Dr. Rao has handled more than 4100 cases so far.
  • With a vast academic and clinical background, Dr. Rao has trained many nuclear medicine and radiodiagnosis students.
  • Telangiectatic osteosarcoma: Pathological rarity and scintigraphic exclusivity. Indian J Nucl Med. 2012 Jan;27(1):63-4.
  • F18 FDG positron emission tomography revelation of primary testicular lymphoma with concurrent multiple extranodal involvement. Indian J Nucl Med. 2013 Jan;28(1):36-8.
  • Interesting Skeletal Radiologic and Scintigraphic Outcomes and Their Logical Clinical Conclusions. Indian J Nucl Med. 2017 Oct-Dec;32(4):322-325.
  • Closed system vacuum-assisted administration of high dose radioiodine to cancer thyroid patients: NIMS technique. Indian J Nucl Med. 2010 Jan;25(1):34-5.

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