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What is nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy?

What is nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy?

MRS or MRI: MRI is magnetic resonance imaging a type of medical imaging MRS is MR spectroscopy a rarer medical type of exam based on the science behind MRIs in part aimed at either parts of the brain or perhaps skeletal muscle to evaluate metabolism at times....both would be done in an MRI facility. when developed the nuclear part of both was dropped so as to not scare people about it.... ...Read more

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What is computed tomography stimulation?

What is computed tomography stimulation?

See below: I believe you are referring to the use of ct scanner in a new procedure for implanting deep brain stimulation electrodes to treat parkinson disease, & essential tremor, under general anesthesia. The following youtube video shows the procedure: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=nc7cyadeo_c. ...Read more

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Is routine dipyridamole thallium scintigraphy still used by doctors?

Is routine dipyridamole thallium scintigraphy still used by doctors?

Yes: In some hospitals it is. But Lexiscan (regadenson) has largely replaced Dipyridamole in most labs. Thallium is also still used sometimes, especially to evaluate hibernatining myocardium, but newer radionuclides have largely replaced it for routine testing. ...Read more

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Is Full body PET scan or CT scan better for diagnosing Lymphoma? Which uses less radiation?

Is Full body PET scan or CT scan better for diagnosing Lymphoma? Which uses less radiation?

Both: The actual diagnosis of lymphoma requires tissue, usually excisional biopsy of an entire lymph node. Staging to see where other sites of disease could be is done with a combined PET/CT. The staging used to matter more many years ago when they would often give XRT or do surgery, it doesn't matter as much as it used to because almost everybody gets systemic chemotherapy for both Hodkins and non H ...Read more

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What is the use of spect (single-photon emission computed tomography) in nuclear medicine?

What is the use of spect (single-photon emission computed tomography) in nuclear medicine?

Multiple : Spect is a modality of nuclear medicine imaging that allows for 3d imaging, therefore better for diagnostic purposes. Uses include scans of the bones, lungs, heart. ...Read more

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Any good uses of cat scan and magnetic resonance in dentistry?

Any good uses of cat scan and magnetic resonance in dentistry?

Yes and increasing: The increased availability of advanced imaging techniques are useful in accurately locating impacted teeth, diagnosing pathology, locating vital structures for implant placement and tooth removal, to diagnose fractures and facial malformations and in general allow the dentist to accurately see that which is unseen. ...Read more

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What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

Nice pictres...: A very hi-tech, no radiation way of taking pictures of our bodies to aid doctors in helping pinpoint what is going on in a particular area of our body. ...Read more

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What are advantages of MRT (Magnetic Resonance Tomography) scan over MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan? Are these equally safe?

What are advantages of MRT (Magnetic Resonance Tomography) scan over MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan? Are these equally safe?

Same: Those are equivalent terms for the same type of imaging. No x-rays or iodine containing contrast is used for MRI studies. Here is a helpful link. http://www.mr-tip.com/serv1.php?type=db1&dbs=Magnetic%20Resonance%20Tomography ...Read more

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What disorders is infrared thermography used for?

What disorders is infrared thermography used for?

DITI: Digital infrared thermal imaging is a picture of the body's surface temperature to indicate underlying function. It will easily show musculo-skeletal inflammation and is a useful tool in early prevention of breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is a magnetic resonance venogram used for?

What is a magnetic resonance venogram used for?

Evaluates veins: Good way of evaluating veins from head to legs. See radiologyinfo.Org for more details. ...Read more

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What heart scan is better, CT scanner or ultra scan?

What heart scan is better, CT scanner or ultra scan?

UltraSOUND: I think you mean cardiac ultrasound (also known as echocardiography). They look at different things. Echo sees over all function, wall thickness, chamber dimensions, valves, and can measure blood flow and pressure. Ct is for detecting calcium and looking at the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Tell me a radioactive isotope used in medicine?

Tell me a radioactive isotope used in medicine?

I 131: Iodine 131 is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer. Technetium 99 is used to evaluate cardiac vessels and is probably the most commonly used radioisotope in medicine. Strontium 89 and samarium are used in the treatment of cancer related bone pain. There are many more.less commonly used agents. ...Read more

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What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?

What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Electromagnetic rx: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. Tms uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field; this can cause activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of brain. ...Read more

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Whats transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Treats Depression: The brain is an electric organ as much as it is a chemical one. Tms "activates" a specific part of the brain which relieves depression. It is safe and effective. It has been used to study and treat depression since the 1980s. It is given 5 days a week, 20minutes a session, for 4-6 weeks and can be very expensive. ...Read more

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How are contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography different?

How are contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography different?

Ventrivculography: Both are different tests with different techniques. Contrast ventriculography is a cardiac catheterization procedures used to assess heart pumping function. Radionuclide angiography is a nujclear scan (muga scan) used to assess pumping function of the heart. Catheterization is an invasive procedure and muga scan is non-invasive procedure with minimal risk. ...Read more

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Can nuclear medicine procedures affect CT scans?

Can nuclear medicine procedures affect CT scans?

Not usually: Not usually nuclear medicine affecting ct but the opposite. However ct scan with intravenous iodine contrast materials can affect thyroid scans and thyroid uptake. Renal GFR studies using glofil with i125 are also affected by iodine contrast of ct. ...Read more

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What are radioisotopes, pet and spect?

What are radioisotopes, pet and spect?

Visibility: Radioisotopes make molecules that are not typically visible on x-rays to show up. In the example of pet, a common molecule used is a radioisotope of glucose (sugar). Tissues that are growing rapidly would accumulate the sugar more readily, and the positrons emitted from them would show up on an x-ray. Spect is similar, but takes more images from different angles to make 3d images. ...Read more

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What is cyberknife radiosurgery used for?

What is cyberknife radiosurgery used for?

Precise Radiotherapy: Cyberknife is approved for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. See more at: http://www.Cyberknife.Com/. ...Read more