Infrequently Performed Studies in Nuclear Medicine: Part 2

A. MacDonald, S. Burrell
2009 Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology  
Infrequently Performed Studies in Nuclear Medicine: Part 2 http://tech.snmjournals.org/content/37/1/1 This article and updated information are available at: http://tech.snmjournals.org/site/subscriptions/online.xhtml Information about subscriptions to JNMT can be found at: http://tech.snmjournals.org/site/misc/permission.xhtml Nuclear medicine is a diverse medical field, encompassing a wide range of studies. Many studies are performed on a daily basis, whereas some nuclear medicine studies are
more » ... dicine studies are performed on a more infrequent basis. The following article is the second article in a 2-part series on infrequently performed studies in nuclear medicine. The procedures reviewed include CSF shunt imaging, brain death scintigraphy, testicular scanning, quantitative lung perfusion studies, lymphoscintigraphy, and salivary gland scintigraphy. This article may be of use to technologists faced with the task of performing one of these uncommon studies. After reviewing the article, the reader should be able to list the indications for each study, list the recommended doses, describe the proper method of dose administration for each study, discuss patient preparation for each procedure, and describe issues that may arise when performing these studies.
doi:10.2967/jnmt.108.057851 pmid:19223429 fatcat:klhbafxnung4zaa73olvdljnae