NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Cardiovascular System

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A number of noninvasive cardiac diagnostic imaging studies are available to the cardiologist, which include echocardiography, computed tomography (CT), CT angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The continuing value of cardiac…

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Central Nervous System

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Molecular imaging examinations using positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are frequently used in the brain because they can complement the anatomical information from magnetic resonance…

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Inflammation and Infection

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Infection imaging has long been an important indication for scintigraphy. Gallium-67 citrate (Ga-67) was the first infection-seeking radiopharmaceutical used clinically. It is still in use today, however, in a much…

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Oncology—Beyond Fluorodeoxyglucose

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This chapter reviews tumor scintigraphy using radiopharmaceuticals other than F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), as well as therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for specific malignancies ( Box 13.1 ). Theranostics is a topic of increasing…

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Hepatic, Biliary, and Splenic Scintigraphy

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Liver, biliary, and splenic scintigraphy have played an important diagnostic imaging role in patient management since the 1960s. Today’s radiopharmaceuticals have mechanisms of uptake and localization that take advantage of…

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The Skeletal System

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Made up of inorganic calcium hydroxyapatite (Ca 10 [PO 4 ] 6 [OH] 2) crystal and an organic matrix of collagen and blood vessels, the skeleton is constantly changing and…

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Gastrointestinal System

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The use of a radionuclide to measure gastric transit was first described in 1966. Radionuclide gastric emptying scintigraphy has long been the standard methodology for measuring gastric transit. In this…

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Endocrine System

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Thyroid Disease—Radionuclide Diagnosis and Therapy In 1941, the first patient was treated for thyroid cancer with radioiodine. Since then, radioiodine has proven invaluable in the assessment of thyroid disorders and…

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