Introduction to Nuclear Medicine
Within the last two decades, nuclear medicine has experienced a growth unequaled in the history of diagnostic imaging. It has grown from a technique employing high-dose radiopharmaceuticals used almost exclusively in patients with cancer to one utilizing low-dose pharmaceuticals in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic settings. The acceptance of nuclear medcine as a legitimate imaging modality has resulted principally from three technologic advances: the design of highly specific radiopharmaceuticals; the increased resolution resulting from new instrument design; and the introduction of computers for the acquisition, analysis, and display of nuclear medicine data.
KeywordsNuclear Medicine Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Gamma Camera Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Image Perfusion Lung
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