PET/CT

About the Procedure PET/CT combines two scanning techniques (CT and PET) into one exam. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) shows multiple functions in the body, such as cell activity. CT (Computed Tomography) shows detailed structural anatomy. A PET/CT's primary use is...

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Geoffrey R. Bodeau

Interview on Kare 11 News. Gene Discovery, New Scan Provides hope for Alzheimer’s Patients. Airped on November 20, 2012.

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Important Links http://snm.org http://asnc.org http://radiochemistry.org PET/CT Imaging: Positron Emission Tomography - PET/CT Positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) are both state-of-the-art imaging tools, which allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment...

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Lung Scan

A Lung Scan, also referred to as a V/Q scan, is performed to study the lungs, checking for the presence of blood clots known as pulmonary emboli. The ventilation (V) test involves breathing in a radioactive mist then getting images...

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Bone Scan

Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan is done to study the bones for signs of arthritis, inflammation, cancer, or fractures. Imaging of the bones is performed 3-4 hours after the small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into a vein in the...

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Thyroid Uptake & Scan – Quantifies

Thyroid Scan is a nuclear medicine imaging which quantifies hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and structure abnormalities. The radioactive iodine update test (RAIU) is also known as a thyroid uptake. The thyroid scan and thyroid uptake provide information about the structure and function...

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Gastric Emptying Scan

The Gastric Emptying Scan is the most commonly used test to study the transit time of a meal through the stomach. There are several variations of the test depending on which facility performs it.   About the Procedure These scans...

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HIDA Scan (Hepatobiliary)

What is HIDA Scan? A Nuclear Medicine Hepatobiliary Scan is done to study the gallbladder and bile ducts for signs of inflammation, obstruction, function or leakage. Imaging is performed after a small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into a...

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