Radionuclide Imaging of Cerebral Tumours in Children


For many years radionuclide scanning has been the only noninvasive imaging procedure for studying children with suspected central nervous system tumours. Since the introduction of computerized axial tomography (CT) this procedure has proved to be the most effective noninvasive method for examining intracranial tumours in children. On the other hand, in recent years there has been important progress in nuclear medicine equipment by the development of high resolution gamma cameras and computerized data processing systems and the introduction of new 99mTechnetium labelled radiopharmaceuticals. This improvement of cerebral radionuclide studies has increased the accuracy and specificity of the results of radionuclide cerebral tumour imaging.


Radionuclide Image Cerebral Tumour Brain Stem Glioma Cerebellar Astrocytoma Radionuclide Accumulation 
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