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Whats a nuclear medicine scan?

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Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: A radiology test

A nuclear scan is a type of radiology study that involves getting injected (or taking orally) a small dose of radioactive tracer that can be imaged by nuclear medicine specific scanners.
It is unique in that it measures the physiology of the specific tracer instead of a person's anatomy. Typically, the radioactivity dose used for these exams is minuscule and presents no/little risk.

In brief: A radiology test

A nuclear scan is a type of radiology study that involves getting injected (or taking orally) a small dose of radioactive tracer that can be imaged by nuclear medicine specific scanners.
It is unique in that it measures the physiology of the specific tracer instead of a person's anatomy. Typically, the radioactivity dose used for these exams is minuscule and presents no/little risk.
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Dr. Akiva Mintz
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Radiologyinfo.org

Has good info.

In brief: Radiologyinfo.org

Has good info.
Dr. Michael Korona
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http://discovermi.org/ is a great resource for patients wanting to learn about Molecular Imaging in Nuclear Medicine
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Radiotracers

Nuclear medicine scan involves using radiotracers or isotopes for diagnosis and treatment of various disorders.
Isotopes are injected intravenously, inhaled, or ingested. These diagnose functional abnormalities of liver, spleen, thyroid, bones, heart, lungs, brain, lymphatics etc. Radiation dose is usually reasonable with most tests.

In brief: Radiotracers

Nuclear medicine scan involves using radiotracers or isotopes for diagnosis and treatment of various disorders.
Isotopes are injected intravenously, inhaled, or ingested. These diagnose functional abnormalities of liver, spleen, thyroid, bones, heart, lungs, brain, lymphatics etc. Radiation dose is usually reasonable with most tests.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: See

Radiologyinfo.Org for good info.

In brief: See

Radiologyinfo.Org for good info.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: See below

Nuclear scans involve the use of unsealed radioactivity to track metabolic processes within the body.
It involves radiotracers, which mimic natural molecular activity in the body, such as calcium, sugar, potassium, or bile.

In brief: See below

Nuclear scans involve the use of unsealed radioactivity to track metabolic processes within the body.
It involves radiotracers, which mimic natural molecular activity in the body, such as calcium, sugar, potassium, or bile.
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