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Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Nothing 100%: Accurate, nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In some diseases nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endo-radiology" because it records radiation emitting from within ...Read more

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What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

Detailed anatomy: No imaging study has all of the information or answers, however nuclear medicine is especially helpful to identify physiology in the body. That is..The function. What nuclear medicine does not do well is look at the fine details of anatomy. Ct and MRI are great for looking at anatomy. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of nuclear medicine?

What are the pros and cons of nuclear medicine?

Pro: functional: Nuclear medicine is functional imaging of organs of body with radio tracers. Pros: early detection of myocardial infarction, differentiation of urinary obstruction from stasis, early detection of bone infection, gall bladder disease with normal anatomic studies, pet detecting very small areas of metastatic disease. Cons: uses small doses of ionizing radiation. ...Read more

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Advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Physiologic study: Nuclear scans involve ingestion, intravenous injection, inhalation, subcutaneous injection , instillation into bladder of isotopes, radiotracers, in order to see function of various organs of body, heart, lungs, bones, liver/spleen, stomach, thyroid, lymph system, kidneys, bladder, brain, parathyroid gland and gall bladder.Normal values for adults and children are known.Radiation involved, not anatomic. ...Read more

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What is nuclear medicine? And what does it treat?

What is nuclear medicine? And what does it treat?

Physiologic study: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of heart, lungs, bones, liver/spleen, stomach, thyroid gland, lymph system, kidneys, bladder, brain, parathyroid gland and gall bladder. Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases.Amount of irradiation controlled for individual & environment. ...Read more

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What are nuclear lamina diseases? How they happen

What are nuclear lamina diseases?  How they happen

Genetics: Defects in the genes encoding for nuclear lamin (such as lamin a and lamin b1) have been implicated in a variety of diseases (laminopathies) such as: -emery-dreifuss muscular dystrophy - a muscle wasting disease -progeria - premature aging -restrictive dermopathy - a disease associated with extremely tight skin and other severe neonatal abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving a nuclear blast?

What are the chances of surviving a nuclear blast?

Distance: At around five miles away, you will suffer third degree burns. Even at 20 miles away the heat can burn the skin off your body. The wind from the blast will reach as high as 600 miles per hour. ...Read more

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What can I eat before i take my thyroid nuclear exam?

What can I eat before i take my thyroid nuclear exam?

Low iodine diet: The thyroid scan involves a small amount of radioactive iodine. You don't want to flood your system with regular iodine. Avoid i-containing foods: kelp, vitamins with iodine, dairy products, eggs, iodized salt. This is hard to do, since salt is in everything. If the scan is for hyperthyroidism or to work up a nodule, don't worry about it. If it is related to thyroid cancer, stick to the diet. ...Read more

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What is the examples of medicine of nuclear medicine ?

Many: Nuclear medicine covers a large number of medical conditions, including diagnosis and some treatments. Scans are routinely done in for the brain, thyroid gland, parathyroid, lung, heart, liver, spleen, bone and other organs. These scans are used to diagnose multiple acute and chronic diseases. Treatment of thyroid disease and some malignancies are also performed in nuclear medicine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nuclear scans?

Nuclear medicinetest: A nuclear scan refer to a medical imaging study performed in nuclear medicine, using intravenous, oral administration or inhalation of radionuclide tracers ( weakly radioactive material). According to the type of radiotracers injected, the physician will be able to evaluate the function of the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, bones, lungs, as well as cancer. Inflammation, or organ infection. ...Read more

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