A Concise Guide to Nuclear Medicine by Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar

By Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar

Nuclear medication is a vital element of smooth drugs that are supposed to be prevalent to all clinical scholars and execs in quite a few health and wellbeing care disciplines. This easy-to-use publication is designed to acquaint readers with the fundamental ideas of nuclear medication, the instrumentation used, the gamut of techniques to be had, and the foundation for choosing particular diagnostic or healing tactics and analyzing effects. After an introductory bankruptcy at the historical past, technical foundation, and scope of nuclear drugs, a sequence of chapters are dedicated to the appliance of nuclear drugs strategies within the diverse physique structures. additionally, using nuclear drugs equipment inside oncology is thoroughly tested, overlaying analysis, staging, overview of therapy reaction, radiotherapy making plans, and the sentinel node strategy. The ebook concludes with a bankruptcy dedicated to nuclear drugs remedy. This useful and updated advisor to nuclear medication is perfect for novices and also will support pros who have to retrieve beneficial info speedily.

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5 Evaluation of Renal Transplant Complications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Introduction Scintigraphy has provided a unique tool for the noninvasive evaluation of renal pathophysiology, and there is still a rapid increase in the scope and number of radionuclide renal studies.

3 Urinary Tract Infection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Vesicoureteral Reflux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Evaluation of Renal Transplant Complications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A dose of 250–500 mCi Tc-99m-Sulfur colloid in 10 mL of water is taken through a straw. It is preferable to do the imaging in the supine position to eliminate the effect of gravity; images of 1 s each are acquired to characterize the esophageal transit. Delayed images at 10 min may be helpful in patients with significant stasis of radioactivity in the esophagus. A time–activity curve can be generated; the esophageal transit time is the time interval between the peak activity of the proximal esophageal curve and the peak activity of the distal esophageal curve.

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