Tutorial 14: Introduction to Nuclear Medicine

  • Anthony CullenEmail author
  • Martin O’Connell


Nuclear medicine is an essential but sometimes poorly understood sub-specialty area of radiology and medicine. This chapter aims to familiarise students with the basic concepts of nuclear medicine imaging and modalities. The types and characteristics of radiopharmaceuticals will be described along with examples of common clinical applications. Upon completion of this tutorial, students should be able to describe the basic mechanisms of nuclear medicine imaging and recognise the appearance of several common pathologies on planar and hybrid imaging, including SPECT-CT and PET-CT.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mater Misericordiae University HospitalDublin 7Ireland

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