Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a non-invasive imaging test that shows how well blood flows through (perfuses) your heart muscle. It can show areas of the heart muscle that aren’t getting enough blood flow. This test is often called a nuclear stress test. It can also show how well the heart muscle is pumping.
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Radionuclide ventriculography (RVG, RNV) or radionuclide angiography (RNA) is often referred to as a MUGA (multiple-gated acquisition) scan. It is a type of nuclear imaging test. This scan shows how well the heart is pumping (Ejection Fraction).
Hepatobiliary scintigraphy is a radionuclide diagnostic imaging study that evaluates hepatocellular function and the biliary system by tracing the production and flow of bile from the formative phase in the liver, and its passage through the biliary system into the small intestine. Sequential (or dynamic) images of the liver, biliary tree, and gut are obtained.
Skeletal scintigraphy helps to diagnose and evaluate a variety of bone diseases and conditions using small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are injected into the bloodstream. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off radiation in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special gamma camera and
Thyroid Scintigraphy (Tc99m / I123 / I131) procedure in nuclear medicine 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 imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside