Molecular Breast Imaging

By |2021-10-17T13:23:45+03:00October 17th, 2021|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

The goal of Molecular Breast Imaging is to detect breast malignancies. The procedure starts with intravenous administration of a radioactive material (99mTc-sestamibi). Then, imaging begins after 5–10 minutes with a special gamma camera. The imaging is similar to mammogram where you will be seated on a chair facing the gamma camera. Then, a

Measurement of Thyroid Iodine Uptake

By |2021-07-30T14:02:31+03:00September 14th, 2020|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Measurement of thyroid iodine uptake procedure is used to determine the fraction of an arbitrary quantity of (radioactive) iodide taken up by the thyroid, using a small test dose. ❰❰ PATIENTS INSTRUCTIONS • This procedure requires an administration of a radioactive material. • If there is

Thyroid Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T14:01:37+03:00September 14th, 2020|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Thyroid scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine procedure 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. ❰❰

Iodine Total Body Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T13:36:44+03:00June 15th, 2014|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Iodine Total Body Scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine procedure used in patients with a history of thyroid cancer. Usually, patients have had their thyroid gland removed and are undergoing a routine check up to make sure the cancer has not returned. ❰❰ PATIENTS INSTRUCTIONS • This

MIBG Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T13:32:30+03:00May 16th, 2014|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

I131/I123 Metaiodobenzylguanidine (mIBG) Scintigraphy help locate and diagnose certain types of tumors in the body. MIBG is a substance that gathers in some tumors, particularly neuroblastoma tumors. When MIBG is combined with radioactive iodine (tracer), it provides a way to identify primary and metastatic (spread) disease. MIBG scans are helpful for locating both

Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T13:31:24+03:00May 16th, 2014|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy is used to locate many neuroendocrine tumors. The used radiotracers can help in staging, restaging and treatment planning of these tumors. ❰❰ PATIENTS INSTRUCTIONS This procedure requires injection of a radioactive material. If there is a possibility that you are pregnant, please inform the Nuclear

Parathyroid Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T13:31:00+03:00May 16th, 2014|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Parathyroid Scintigraphy is performed to localize parathyroid adenoma. Adequate localization of parathyroid adenoma allows the surgeon to use a minimally invasive surgical approach. ❰❰ PATIENTS INSTRUCTIONS  This procedure requires injection of a radioactive material.  If there is a possibility that you are pregnant, please inform the

Salivary Gland Scintigraphy

By |2021-07-30T13:25:48+03:00May 12th, 2014|Tumour and Endocrine Glands|

Salivary Gland Scintigraphy or Salivagram is a Nuclear Medicine scan used to show the function of the salivary glands. Abnormal salivary function can be seen in patients with symptoms such as dry mouth, bad breath and may be associated with a sensation of dry gritty eyes. The scan is also a useful way

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