Emergency radionuclide imaging of the thorax and abdomen

Paul F. Von Herrmann, M. Elizabeth Oates

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Abstract

Nuclear medicine (NM) utilizes a variety of unsealed radioactive compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers. Given in small (tracer) quantities, radiopharmaceuticals typically consist of two components: a radionuclide (also known as a radioisotope) and a molecular or cellular carrier; the latter determines the biologic distribution upon administration to a patient. The most common routes of administration in clinical practice are intravenous (IV) and oral.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmergency Radiology
Subtitle of host publicationImaging of Acute Pathologies
Pages167-182
Number of pages16
Volume9781441995926
ISBN (Electronic)9781441995926
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)

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