nuclear medicine

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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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Perfusion lung scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: A reappraisal and review of the prospective investigative study of acute pulmonary embolism diagnosis methods.
Bone scintigraphy plays a complementary role in benign bone disease, adding sensitivity and enabling an entire skeletal survey.
When anatomical modalities (ultrasound, CT, MRI) fail to diagnose infection, labelled leukocyte scintigraphy is the preferred study.
Asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) scintigraphy is a direct quantitative evaluation of liver function and relies on the fact that [sup.
Malignant paraganglioma of the prostate: case report, depiction by meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy and review of the literature.
Although static (DMSA) renal scintigraphy is the main scintigraphic technique to demonstrate parenchymal function, the first 2-3 minutes of the images of the dynamic (DTPA or MAG3) renal scintigraphy can show parenchymal defects.
Intrapancreatic accessory spleen: findings on MR Imaging, CT, US and Scintigraphy and the pathologic analysis.
Because high serum procalcitonin concentrations have been shown in prior studies to correlate with acute renal defects on DMSA scintigraphy, they used serum procalcitonin to identify children at high risk for renal involvement.
The advantages of using 99mTc-DMSA renal scintigraphy to evaluate renal sequela after APN have been confirmed in various studies.
The use of a whole body index with bone scintigraphy to monitor the response to therapy in Paget's disease.