Introduction

  • David Hamilton
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Abstract

The charm of diagnostic nuclear medicine derives from its ability to provide functional information, as a number, graph or image; by assessing the regional accumulation of administered radioactive materials. Although images reflect anatomical constraints, the discipline is complementary to other imaging modalities, which are essentially morphological.

Keywords

Europe Attenuation Iodine Radionuclide Iodide 

Abbreviations

DPET

dual photon emission tomography

FDG

fluorodeoxyglucose

SPET

single photon emission tomography

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Hamilton
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  1. 1.Riyadh Al Kharj Hospital ProgrammeX990 Military HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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