Emergency radionuclide imaging of the thorax and abdomen

Paul F. Von Herrmann, M. Elizabeth Oates

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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
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781441995926
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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