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Introduction to Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medicine that uses radioactivity for diagnosis or therapy. Unlike x-rays, CT and MRI scans that give structural information, Nuclear Medicine imaging demonstrates the function of an organ or organ system by monitoring the passage, accumulation or excretion of a radiopharmaceutical. Because injuries or disease processes tend to affect the function of an organ before the structure is altered, Nuclear Medicine plays an essential role in helping with the early diagnosis of a wide variety of diseases and conditions, which in turn can make treatment more timely and effective.

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GASTROINTESTINAL SCANS

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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Imaging procedures are often referred to as “scans,”scintigraphy, “isotope studies or “radionuclide imaging. To perform a nuclear medicine scan, a radioactive pharmaceutical is first administered to the patient, usually intravenously. Depending on the type of scan, the pictures may be taken immediately and/or after a period of time during which the pharmaceutical localises in the target organ/system.

Different types of images

A Static image is one picture taken over a set time period. Dynamic images are lots of continuous pictures which can be played back like a movie and used to measure the clearance of a radiopharmaceutical from the organ of interest. The camera remains set in one position for these scans.
For a whole body scan, the imaging bed moves the patient past the detectors, imaging from head to toe.

Body Fluids

In some investigations urine or vomit may be slightly radioactive for a short time. This constitutes no danger to nursing staff provided they handle the body substances in an approved manner. Deal with them as biohazard, using Universal Precautions, i.e. wear gloves, dispose of correctly and wash hands. Flushing bed pans and vomit bowls down the sluice is acceptable. Catheter bags may be emptied into a sluice or toilet and the urine flushed away. Contaminated bed linen should be placed in a red linen bag and sent to the laundry.

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Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medicine that uses radioactivity for diagnosis or therapy. Unlike x-rays, CT and MRI scans that give structural information, Nuclear Medicine imaging demonstrates the function of an organ or organ system by monitoring

DARBY KAITLYNN

Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medicine that uses radioactivity for diagnosis or therapy. Unlike x-rays, CT and MRI scans that give structural information, Nuclear Medicine imaging demonstrates the function of an organ or organ system by monitoring.

DARBY KAITLYNN