Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics

  • Pietro ZucchettaEmail author
  • Diego De Palma


Many distinctive aspects make pediatric nuclear medicine a well-defined sub-specialty. Disease spectrum is largely different from adults and children need careful personalization of the technique, taking into account physical and psychological development. An accurate evaluation of caregiver-child interactions is crucial to reduce exam-related stress on patient and family [1, 2].


Patient management Radiation burden Bone scintigraphy Three-phase bone scintigraphy Thyroid scintigraphy Dynamic renal scintigraphy Static renal scintigraphy Radionuclide cystography MIBG scintigraphy [18F]FDG PET/CT Lung perfusion scintigraphy Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy Gastroesophageal reflux scintigraphy Gastric emptying scintigraphy Meckel diverticulum scintigraphy Benign musculoskeletal disease Osteomyelitis Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis Osteoid osteoma Stress fracture Osteosarcoma Ewing’s sarcoma Graves’ disease Differentiated thyroid carcinoma Congenital hypothyroidism Thyroid ectopy Congenital hydronephrosis Vesicoureteral reflux Urinary tract infection Neuroblastoma Malignant lymphomas Congenital heart disease Gastroesophageal reflux Pulmonary aspiration Ectopic gastric mucosa in Meckel diverticulum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentUniversity Hospital of PaduaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine Department“H. Circolo” VareseVareseItaly

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