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Nuclear Medicine Terms You Might Want To Know

Nuclear Medicine is a specialized area of the Radiologic Technology Field; in order to better grasp the value of this area, there are terms that must be fully understood first and they are listed below:  Bone scans is use to detect diseases of the bone at the...
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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Cyclotron

Built by Lawrence in 1929 Accelerates positive particles rather than the electrons Uses positively charged particles such as proton, neutron, alphas, deuterons, short- lived radioisotopes Particles are accelerated in a circular chamber called dees The particles are accelerated by electric fields between the dees until the particle acquires...
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Nuclear Medicine Equipments Used to Take Images

1. Stationary Gamma Camera – Large cameras that are positioned as close to the body as possible. – Patient may sit, stand or lie down, depending on the scan 2. SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography)/Rotating Gamma Cameras – moves while the scan takes place 3. PET (positron...
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