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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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All data from whole-body SPECT/ CT and planar bone scintigraphy with targeted SPECT/CT were compared and analyzed.
Skeletal survey and bone scintigraphy are complementary studies in the evaluation of nonaccidental injury and should both be performed in cases of suspected child abuse [7,12,13].
The mean interval between scintigraphy and surgery was 164 days (range, 8-1065 days).
Scintigraphy. In almost all cases the pigs were euthanized in the morning on the day after reinjection of labelled leukocytes and placed in cold environments waiting for the transport together with the living pigs to Aalborg University Hospital as reported previously by [5].
The purpose of this study is to assess referral patterns and the yield of V/Q scintigraphy at the same institution during the same time period, thereby facilitating comparison of these two modalities.
RBC scintigraphy can be acquired for up to 24h, making it unique among diagnostic imaging methods in being able to provide monitoring of patients with intermittent bleeding.
All patients received an endoscopic examination by a senior gastroenterologist, who was unaware of the results of the hepatobiliary scintigraphy. Digitally recorded images were obtained by endoscopy (GIF 240, Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) using standardized white balance values.
The second group (planar MIBI group) was made up of 24 patients--20 women and 4 men, mean age 57 years--who had undergone [sup.99m]Tc MIBI planar parathyroid scintigraphy alone.
With ext-DCR, bicanalicular silicone intubation (product #5012, Visitec, Sarasota, Florida, USA) was performed only in cases with presac delay on lacrimal scintigraphy.
Scintigraphy study was performed after 15 min, 30 min and 1 4 hrs post-injection.
Bone scintigraphy showed increased uptake in distal 1/3 ends of femoral shafts (Figure 4).
The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of tissue harmonic imaging combined with power Doppler ultrasound using dimercaptosuccinicacid scintigraphy as the reference method in patients diagnosed with first episode febrile urinary tract infections were calculated as 57.58% (95% confidence interval: 40.81%-72.76%); 62.96% (95% confidence interval: 44.23%-78.47%); 65.52% (95% confidence interval: 52.04%-77%); 54.84% (95% confidence interval: 41.54%-67.52%); respectively.