NUCLEAR MEDICINE

The Pulmonary System

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Introduction: The Ventilation–Perfusion Lung Scan Particles slightly larger than red blood cells can be radiolabeled and injected into a peripheral vein. After passing through the heart and central pulmonary arteries,…

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Molecular Imaging

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Molecular imaging (MI) allows noninvasive visualization and quantification of functions occurring at the cellular or molecular level. This can involve several different techniques ( Table 5.1 ), but tagging a…

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Radiopharmaceuticals

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An unstable atom that undergoes radioactive decay in order to achieve stability is known as a radionuclide. The radiation these atoms emit can sometimes be used in medical imaging and…

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Radioactivity and Radionuclides

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In nuclear medicine, radiopharmaceuticals given to the patient emit the radiation used to create images or perform therapy. In order to understand how these agents perform and what safety considerations…

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9 Ablation of Esoteric Organs

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10.1055/b-0034-81508 9 Ablation of Esoteric OrgansWolf Farrah, Dupuy Damian E. Although minimally invasive thermoablative therapies have been most extensively described as a means to treat solid organs within the chest…

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6 Lung Ablation (Part I)

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10.1055/b-0034-81504 6 Lung Ablation (Part I)Gutierrez Antonio, Abtin Fereidoun, Suh Robert Percutaneous thermal tumor ablation (PTTA) is a minimally invasive treatment alternative for primary and secondary pulmonary malignancies. Thus far,…

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7 Kidney Ablation

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10.1055/b-0034-81506 7 Kidney AblationGeorgiades Christos S., Hong Kelvin Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) exhibits unique epidemiologic and pathophysiologic characteristics compared with most other neoplasms. It is mass forming (not infiltrative), usually…

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10 Evidence-Based Practice

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10.1055/b-0034-81509 10 Evidence-Based PracticeGeorgiades Christos S., Hong Kelvin Even though tumor ablation, in one form or another, has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years, the lack of…

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