Equipments in Nuclear Medicine

  • Doina PiciuEmail author


This chapter makes an overview of the technical issues related to the equipment and instrumentation, which are used in nuclear medicine. The most relevant parts of these instruments are described, with key points that mark the direct relationship with the clinical indication, possible mistakes of interpretation due to an inappropriate chose of method of examination or selected conditions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine TumorsInstitute of Oncology Prof. Dr. Ion ChiricuţăCluj-NapocaRomania

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