Diagnostic Uses of Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine
In previous chapters, we described various characteristics and production of radionuclides, preparation of different radiopharmaceuticals using various radionuclides, and their quality control. In the present chapter we shall describe clinical applications of these radiopharmaceuticals in the diagnosis of various diseases in humans. The discussion is primarily divided into sections on different human organs. In each section the anatomic structure and physiologic function of the organ are briefly described and appropriate nuclear medicine tests are discussed along with their clinical usefulness, particularly with respect to the radiopharmaceuticals used, their pharmacologic aspect, the mechanism of their localization, and diagnosis of various diseases.
KeywordsMyocardial Perfusion Imaging Gamma Camera Medullary Thyroid Cancer Effective Renal Plasma Flow Scintillation Camera
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