a medical apparatus that detects gamma rays emitted from a person's body after the administration of a radioactive drug and so produces images of the organ being investigated
See positron emission tomography scanner
An imaging device that formulates pictures based upon spatial distribution of gamma ray intensities. For more details and diagrams see medical applications section of Appendix C
a special imaging camera used for nuclear scanning that is a large disk-shaped piece of equipment that is positioned as close to the body as possible.
The basic computerized radiation detection instrument used to produce a nuclear medicine image.
a complex device consisting of one or more detectors mounted on a gantry
a medical imaging device used in nuclear medicine
a system of detectors, photo sensors and computers used in the recording of gamma ray emissions emanating from radioactive tracer elements (scintillation) present in an object
The basic instrument used to produce a nuclear medicine data by transforming emission data into a sliced image.
Special type of camera that can take pictures of radiation being given off. Used to produce bone scans.
Stationary instrument that produces images of the thyroid gland after oral administration of radioactive materials.
a device used in nuclear medicine to scan patients who have been injected with small amounts of radioactive materials.
A special type of camera that is used in nuclear medicine to produce pictures of inside of the body after an injection of a special pharmaceutical that gives off radiation. The radiation is detected by the camera allowing the doctor to see diseases that may be present.
The key imaging unit in NM, as well as an integrated part of a SPECT scanner. The name relates to its ability to register gamma radiation, the most commonly used type of radioactivity in NM. In the gamma camera a sodium iodide (actually a type of salt) will give off a small light flash each time it is hit by radioactivity, thus converting radioactivity into light signals. The light signals are then transmitted to a computer that processes the light signals to make up a recognisable image.
THE HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED IMAGING DEVICE USED IN CONJUCNTION WITH COMPUTERS TO OBTAIN NUCLEAR MEDICINE SCANS.
A camera that records the distribution of a chemical containing a radionuclide that is attracted to a specific organ or tissue of interest.
A gamma camera is an imaging device, most commonly used as a medical imaging device in nuclear medicine. It produces images of the distribution of gamma ray emitting radionuclides.