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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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Whats the difference between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

Whats the difference between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

X-ray vs radioactive: Contrast ventriculography uses x-ray contrast material, and rnvg uses a radioactive tracer. Acquisition time is shorter with x-ray compared to nuclear imaging. Both are great, but nuclear probably more accurate. ...Read more

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What are the differences between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

Imaging: Contrast ventriculography is using a contrast agent to image the ventricle(s) of the heart. It can be radiographic, ultrasonic or radionuclide imaging. Radionuclide angiography uses radioactive tracer to image the blood vessels and heart. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of radionuclide scans?

Are there any side effects of radionuclide scans?

Little to none.: For example, a bone scan of the entire skelatal systems imparts less radiation than a chest x-ray. Virtually all radionuclides emit gamma rays, which are not ionizing like\ Alpha and beta radiation. If you want to worry about radiation, look carefully at ct scans! ...Read more

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What is radionuclide angiography?

What is radionuclide angiography?

Dye study of heart: This is a study in which dye is shot into your vessels and images captured to determine the efficiency of chambers and valves. The test may be done at rest or with exercise / stress. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of radionuclide scanning?? is it same with nuklir test??

What is the meaning of radionuclide scanning?? is it same with nuklir test??

Yes,: radionuclide scanning is the same thing as a nuclear medicine scan. There are a variety on isotopes used for various indications. The radioactive substance is injected into the body, and the scan is obtained with a camera sensitive too the photons released by the agent. ...Read more

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Which types of radiation are involved in radionuclide therapy and how are they produced?

Which types of radiation are involved in radionuclide therapy and how are they produced?

Briefly: To summarize, types of radiation: alpha, beta, gamma/xray, neutrons. Some are naturally occurring while others are produced in nuclear reactors (ir-192, tl-201), generators (tc-99m), cyclotrons (f-18). ...Read more

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How effectice is a radionuclide stress test at showing coronary disease?

How effectice is a radionuclide stress test at showing coronary disease?

Nuclear Med: The nuclear stress perfusion study in good labs is over 90% specific and a bit less sensitive. It's application in quantitating known CAD is more reliable. The study is widely used around the world. ...Read more

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Test results are multinodular goiter so radionuclide thyroid scan?

Test results are multinodular goiter so radionuclide thyroid scan?

Need more info: Not sure what you mean by "test results" but u cannot know that u have multinodular goiter from a blood test. A thyroid ultrasound can give u this diagnosis in which case u will need a blood test called TSH to know what to do next. No thyroid scan needed unless the TSH is low. Thyroid ultrasound vs. Biopsy might be needed depends on the size and characteristics of the nodules but need more info. ...Read more

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