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Common Apprehensions About Nuclear Medicine

  • Dibya Prakash
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Abstract

Question Will nuclear medicine scans have some side effects? Answer There is always a weighing between benefi ts and risk. If the benefi t is more and risk is less, then only these procedures are recommended and erformed. The radiation dose to the patient in nuclear medicine is within safe limits. Suitable doses of radiation are used in a controlled way to treat cancer patients. Obviously in this case the benefi ts of radiation exposure far outweigh the possible risks.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Road Accident Hybrid Imaging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dibya Prakash
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineINHS, AsviniMumbaiIndia

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