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nuclear medicine scan

also called a radionuclide scan. A type of imaging test in which small amounts of a radioactive substance (called a radioisotope) are put into the bloodstream to look for diseases such as cancer. The radioisotope collects in certain organs, and a special camera is used to make a picture of the organ and show areas of disease. Bone scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans are types of nuclear medicine scans. See also bone scan, imaging tests, positron emission tomography, radioisotope.

Nuclear scans

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scan depend on ... need to avoid some medicines (prescription and ...


Cancer Glossary

... also imaging tests, mammogram, nuclear medicine scan, radioisotope ... used
along with medicines to numb ... type of CT (computed tomography) scan. ...


Experimental and other breast imaging methods

... Electrical impedance imaging (T-scan™). Electrical impedance imaging (EIT)
scans the breast ... MBI) is a new nuclear medicine imaging technique ...


Factors that determine which imaging tests are used in ...

... different scans are used to get images of what's happening inside the body,
including x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine scans and others. ...


Cancer Glossary

... Bone scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans are types of nuclear
medicine scans. See also bone scan, imaging tests, positron ...


Imaging (Radiology) Tests

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nuclear scan done is ... in the radiology or nuclear medicine department of ...


Cancer Glossary

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X-rays, Gamma Rays, and Cancer Risk

... such as x-rays, CT scans, and nuclear medicine tests (such as PET scans
and bone scans) expose people ... of the body with a CT scan) can be ...


Computed tomography scan

... from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on what's being scanned. ... get extra fluids
in an IV or medicines to help ... of radiation you get during a CT scan is a ...