NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Unknown Case Sets

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The following case sets have been designed to assess your overall knowledge in nuclear imaging. Each set contains 10 cases, and almost all sets have an example of central nervous…

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Skeletal System

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Abstract This chapter covers the radionuclides, techniques, and indications for musculoskeletal nuclear medicine imaging. Also included are examples of normal and abnormal images for commonly encountered clinical issues such as…

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Cardiovascular System

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Abstract This chapter describes the various radiopharmaceuticals, equipment, and protocols used for imaging the heart, as well as relevant anatomy and physiology. Both SPECT and PET imaging are included. Images…

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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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Pregnancy Many clinicians are concerned about ordering radionuclide scans for a pregnant patient. The question most frequently arises in connection with lung and hepatobiliary scans. In general, if the scan…

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Answers to Unknown Case Sets

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Answers to Unknown Case Sets Case 1.1 1.1a. What is the most likely diagnosis? Unobstructed patulous collecting system of the right kidney with prompt washout of activity from the collecting…

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Nonradioactive Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

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Pharmaceutical Indication Adult Dose Acetazolamide (Diamox) Brain perfusion 1 g in 10 mL sterile water, IV over 2 min for adults (14 mg/kg for children) 10–20 min before injecting tracer Adenosine (Adenocard) Cardiac stress 140 mcg/kg…

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