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14 Cards in this Set

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– Radionuclide
– Pharmaceutical
Risks / Contraindications
– Ionizing Radiation
– Potential Allergy
Administration Route
– Intravenous
– Inhaled
– Oral
– Increased uptake (“hot” spots)
• Black / dark (black and white image)
• Red / white (color image)
– Decreased uptake (“cold” spots)
• White / light (black and white image)
• Blue / black (color image)
Information provided
– Physiologic data
Information needed for radiologist
– Procedure requested
– History
– Differential Diagnosis
– Patient preparation
Reasons to request Nuclear Medicine studies
– To evaluate for metastasis
– To evaluate patency of a structure
– To evaluate organ function / status
– To localize pathology
– To aid in diagnosis
– Treatment
– Pregnancy
– Lactation
– Allergy
Interfering factors
– Medication
– Uncooperative patient
– Movement
PET used in looking at...
May be used with image fusion
– Computerized axial tomography (CAT / CT)
– Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Benefits of PET technology
– Provides physiologic information
– Location of disease
– Extent of disease
Study interference
– Elevated glucose
– Caffeine, Alcohol, Tobacco
– Physical exertion
– Anxiety (brain scan)
Fusion Imaging
Combines physiologic data with anatomic
– Computerized axial tomography (CAT / CT)
– Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)