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nuclear medicine

[′nü·klē·ər ′med·ə·sən]
(medicine)
A branch of medicine in which radioactive pharmaceuticals are used for imaging or other diagnostic studies.
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Stress exercise radionuclide imaging appears to be a valuable modality in risk stratification in SAS for possible therapeutic intervention.
Radiography, radionuclide imaging, and arthrography in the evaluation of total hip and knee replacement.
In addition, Coley et al[33] used contrast media with CDI, PDI and radionuclide imaging in rabbits with acute testicular torsion.
They describe topics in radionuclide imaging, from the principles and performance characteristics of gamma cameras to general concepts of image quality to basic concepts of reconstruction tomography.
Topics on triggers for plaque rupture include physical and mechanical stress, inflammation and matrix metalloproteinases and apoptosis, and those on diagnosis and management include emerging biomarkers of instability, ultrasonic and magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, radionuclide imaging, intervascular thermography, optical coherence tomography, intravascular palpography, new developments such as photodynamic therapy, thermal stabilization and genetic modulation.
In contrast, the strengths of radionuclide imaging and angiography lie in their ability to identify regional coronary disease.
The authors cover use of plain film, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide imaging and interventional radiology, with high quality illustrations and images.
Patients with these abnormalities on resting ECG may require exercise testing with echocardiographic or radionuclide imaging.

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