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By Doina Piciu

Nuclear medication is a crucial portion of day-by-day perform for the endocrinologist, either for analysis and for therapy. the continual quick improvement of nuclear medication systems has created the necessity for a concise, updated functional consultant that offers the fundamental info required via the endocrinologist. This ebook is designed to make sure ease of use in scientific perform and gives the main suitable info on nuclear medication as utilized to endocrine pathology. it's divided into 3 sections overlaying normal features of nuclear drugs, the function of nuclear endocrinology in analysis, and the function of nuclear endocrinology in treatment. The endocrine glands are coated through organ and through pathology. Pertinent heritage details is equipped, collection of radiopharmaceutical is defined, and the position of alternative picture acquisition recommendations is mentioned. moreover, informative scientific situations are offered by means of top of the range images.

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All together, they express the following camera characteristics: • Resolution is the ability to determine two separate sources of radioactivity as different entities. Thus, it is a measure of the amount of blurring of these sources by the camera. • Sensitivity is the ability to register a certain fraction of gamma rays emitted by the source. 1 Gamma Camera 29 Fig. 4 The core of a collimator with hexagonal holes Crystal image Object Fig. 1 The selection of different types of collimator according to the energy level of the radionuclide Type of collimator Low-energy high sensitivity (LEHS) Low-energy general (all) purpose (LEGP/LEAP) Low-energy high resolution (LEHR) Medium-energy general purpose (MEGP) High-energy general purpose (HEGP) Low-energy pinhole (LEP) Energy (keV) 140 140 140 250 364 140 Crystal imge Object Fig.

Assess if patient is pregnant: • If pregnancy cannot be ruled out, treat patient as pregnant. • If pregnant, review justification for exam, consider alternative techniques or deferring exam. • If exam to proceed, optimize with respect to radiation protection of unborn child. • Assess fetal dose before and after exam. • • • • • • After radioisotope scan: If breastfeeding to be continued after procedure, express milk before scan and store for use in period immediately after scan. Express and discard milk immediately after scan.

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