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[Nuclear medicine is a relatively new and rapidly changing specialty. It is based on the utilization of radioactivity to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Diagnostically, this imaging field provides assessment of the physiological functions of organs.]
[Renal scintigraphy provides a unique tool for the noninvasive evaluation of renal pathophysiology. This chapter familiarizes the reader with the most frequently used nuclear medicine procedures for the evaluation of the common pathologic conditions in genitourinary system. These include studies...
[Several scintigraphic imaging procedures are being used to diagnose and follow up gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary conditions. These functional studies provide information that is complementary to those of the morphologic studies and may not be demonstrated by them. The following is a brief...
[Radionuclide imaging of endocrine diseases has been in clinical application for many years. Over the past six decades, an increasing number of radionuclides and radiolabeled compounds are available for imaging the endocrine organs/tissues functions. Radionuclide imaging provides functional as...
[Despite continuous advancements in prevention and treatment methods, inflammation is still a common clinical problem. The delineation of the site and extent of inflammation is crucial for appropriate clinical management of infection and for monitoring the response to therapy.]
[Respiratory disease is an increasingly significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Lung cancer and chronic bronchitis continue to be major clinical problems. As the population lives longer, there are many older patients with pulmonary disease. These elderly patients...
[Nuclear medicine has an important role in the management of benign and malignant bone diseases. This role has been expanding significantly particularly in the diagnosis of many benign diseases which may not be detected by morphologic modalities. Table 7.1 summarizes the modalities used in the...
[Nuclear medicine provides important information for the diagnosis and management of several cardiovascular disorders. It provides noninvasive means for the evaluation of cardiac function. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a commonly performed nuclear medicine study to determine the adequacy...
[Cerebral blood flow and metabolism are generally interconnected. Alterations in brain function are associated with corresponding changes in perfusion. Radionuclide brain perfusion studies using lipophilic tracers are useful in the study of abnormalities of regional perfusion such as stroke and...
[Nuclear medicine has a major and crucial role in the management of malignant tumors. With the developments toward molecular imaging and the advancement of equipment used for imaging particularly after combining the nuclear medicine instruments with morphologic modalities, it has even became a...
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