Guidelines for the clinical use of cardiac radionuclide imaging executive summary a report of the american college of cardiology american heart association task force on practice guidelines acc aha asnc committee to revise the 1995 guidelines for the clinical use of radionuclide imaging circulation 20031081404 1418 deceased. Equation 372 the is eluted or flushed from the generator at regular intervals as sodium pertechnetate this radionuclide which is in liquid form may be used for a number of radionuclide imaging situations the decays to by the emission of a gamma ray of energy 140 kev the metastable radionuclide has a half life of 6 hours. Osteopetrosis is a rare inherited bone disease where bones harden and become abnormally dense while the diagnosis is clinical it also greatly relies on appearance of the skeleton radiographically x ray radionuclide bone scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging have been reported to identify characteristics of osteopetrosis. Basic principles of radionuclide imaging an in depth review of the techniques of radionuclide imaging is beyond the scope of this chapter a brief overview is presented here radionuclide imaging begins with the administration of a radiolabelled tracer the tracer contains a radioactive isotope bound to a complex or molecule which determines
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