Childrens pediatric nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers a special camera and a computer to help diagnose childhood disorders that are present at birth or that develop during childhood. The pediatric injected activity tool reports recommended injected activity for pediatric patients based on the north american consensus guidelines and the european association of nuclear medicine guidelines with this tool specify the nuclear medicine procedure and the pediatric patients weight to find the recommended administered activity . Pediatric nuclear medicineas with all procedures the needs of each department vary according to such things as the volume of studies performed and the patient populations served. Summary nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases these imaging studies are able to identify molecular activity within the body and diagnose conditions at their earliest stage as well as monitor your childs response to treatment if necessary. Abstract the subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine has rapidly developed since the last discussion 1 of the indications for and value of radionuclide imaging in children new imaging techniques equipment and radiopharmaceuticals have stimulated this rapid growth
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