Molecular Breast Imaging

By |2021-10-17T13:23:45+03:00October 17th, 2021|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

The goal of Molecular Breast Imaging is to detect breast malignancies. The procedure starts with intravenous administration of a radioactive material (99mTc-sestamibi). Then, imaging begins after 5–10 minutes with a special gamma camera. The imaging is similar to mammogram where you will be seated on a chair facing the gamma camera. Then, a

Liver Hemangioma Scan

By |2021-07-30T14:04:02+03:00October 19th, 2020|Hepatobiliary system|

Liver Hemangioma Scan is used mainly for patients who have had a mass in the liver detected on other imaging, such as ultrasound or computerised tomography (CT). Liver masses are not uncommon and may represent a benign tumour consisting of normal bile producing cells, normal structural liver cells, a combination of both, or

Liver and Spleen Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T14:03:25+03:00October 19th, 2020|Reticuloendothelial System|

Liver and Spleen Scintigraphy is usually done to supplement a bone scan and/or a Gallium or labelled white blood cell scan when looking for infection in bones and joints. The pattern in which the tracer spreads through the liver and spleen can also help find cysts, abscesses, certain types of tumors, or problems with

Measurement of Thyroid Iodine Uptake

By |2021-07-30T14:02:31+03:00September 14th, 2020|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Measurement of thyroid iodine uptake procedure is used to determine the fraction of an arbitrary quantity of (radioactive) iodide taken up by the thyroid, using a small test dose. ❰❰ PATIENTS INSTRUCTIONS • This procedure requires an administration of a radioactive material. • If there is

Esophageal Transit Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T14:02:01+03:00September 14th, 2020|Digestive System|

Esophageal transit scintigraphy (ETS) is a noninvasive, quantitative method of assessing esophageal motility. As many as 50% of patients with dysphagia who have normal manometry and barium examinations are found to have esophageal dysmotility on scintigraphy. Early studies reported a high sensitivity for detecting esophageal dysmotility, but later studies reported a lower sensitivity,

Thyroid Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T14:01:37+03:00September 14th, 2020|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Thyroid scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine procedure to detect metastases/function of thyroid, the isotopes iodine-131, iodine-123 or technetium-99m is generally used, and for this purpose the iodide isotopes does not need to be attached to another protein or molecule, because thyroid tissue takes up free iodide actively. ❰❰

Nuclear Medicine

By |2021-07-30T13:47:48+03:00April 22nd, 2015|Nuclear Medicine|

Nuclear medicine is a medical imaging specialty that uses radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis, staging of a disease, therapy and monitoring the response of a disease process. Depending on the type of the requested examination, the used radiopharmaceutical can be given to the patient via intravenous injection, orally or breathed in (inhaled). The imaging modalities in

Iodine Total Body Scintigraphy

By |2022-08-10T13:51:33+03:00June 15th, 2014|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Iodine Total Body Scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine procedure used in patients with a history of thyroid cancer. Usually, patients have had their thyroid gland removed and are undergoing a routine check up to make sure the cancer has not returned. ❰❰ PATIENTS INSTRUCTIONS • This

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