radionuclide scanning

radionuclide scanning

A method of body imaging using elements that emit radiation (radionuclides) and which are incorporated into compounds that concentrate in certain parts of the body or in diseased areas. The location of the radionuclide is shown on an image produced by a device called a GAMMA CAMERA. The method can, for instance, reveal cancer, both primary growths and unexpected METASTASES, especially in the brain.

Radionuclide scanning

Diagnostic test in which a radioactive dye is injected into the bloodstream and photographed to display internal vessels, organs and tissues.
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Radionuclide scanning This technique produces images using radiation emitted from a substance within the body.
Radionuclide scanning is used to image the structure of many internal organs and provide a measure of their function.
The new guidelines also propose the adoption of a five-class system for cytologic reporting and interpretation (Class 1 Nondiagnostic; Class 2 Benign; Class 3 Follicular lesions; Class 4 Suspicious; Class 5 Malignant) and update information on roles of laboratory evaluation and radionuclide scanning.
9] Differentiating between testicular torsion and epididimoorchitis is often difficult on physical examination, and some laboratory studies, such as testicular sonography with pulsed and colour Doppler examination and radionuclide scanning, are helpful in this regard.
16] defined the positive predictive value as 75% and the negative predictive value as 96%, with a sensitivity of 90% and specificity of 89% for radionuclide scanning.
Osteomyelitis of the head and neck: sequential radionuclide scanning in diagnosis and therapy.
131]I) treatment of multinodular goiter, recommendations for percutaneous ethanol ablation of cystic nodules, and radionuclide scanning.
Subsequent functional testing, such as treadmill testing or radionuclide scanning, is often performed, but requires the presence of a major obstruction to produce an accurate result.
9] Differentiating between testicular torsion and epididimoorchitis is often difficult on physical examination and some laboratory studies, such as testicular sonography with pulsed and colour Doppler examination and radionuclide scanning, are helpful in this regard.
Radionuclide scanning produces images using radiation emitted from a substance within the body.