PET and Other Nuclear Medicine Techniques

  • P. Wollmer
Conference paper


In nuclear medicine, radiolabeled pharmaceuticals are used to study organ and tissue function. There is a large range of nuclear medicine procedures reflecting vital functions, and these techniques are, in principle, well suited for examination of critically ill patients. There are, however, also constraints to the use of nuclear medicine procedures in intensive care. These are due mainly to the use of bulky equipment, the rather long time often required for examinations and the limited repeatability of the tests.


Positron Emission Tomography Interstitial Lung Disease Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Nuclear Medicine Technique Nuclear Medicine Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Wollmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Clinical PhysiologyMalmö University HospitalMalmöSweden

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