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.
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