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Radionuclide brain scanning

Abstract

At one stage of medical imaging development, radionuclide brain scanning was the only technique available for imaging of the brain. Advent of CT and MRI pushed it to the background. It regained some of the grounds lost to ``allied advances`` with the introduction of brain perfusion radiopharmaceuticals. Positron emission tomography is a promising functional imaging modality that at present will remain as a research tool in special centres in developed countries. However, clinically useful developments will gradually percolate from PET to SPECT. The non-nuclear imaging methods are totally instrument dependent; they are somewhat like escalators, which can go that far and no further. Nuclear imaging has an unlimited scope for advance because of the new developments in radiopharmaceuticals. As the introduction of a radiopharmaceutical is less costly than buying new instruments, the recent advances in nuclear imaging are gradually perfusing through the developing countries also. Therefore, it is essential to follow very closely PET developments because what is research today might become routine tomorrow
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NMS-1
Reference Number:
SCA: 550601; PA: AIX-29:049615; EDB-98:095819; SN: 98002003651
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 9 figs; PBD: 1992; Related Information: Is Part Of Handbook of nuclear medicine practice in developing countries; PB: 728 p.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BIOLOGICAL HALF-LIFE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; BRAIN; COST ESTIMATION; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; PHOSPHORUS 42; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; RUBIDIUM 84; TECHNETIUM 99; THALLIUM 201
OSTI ID:
640603
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria). Nuclear Medicine Section
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98635463; TRN: XA9847617049615
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98635463
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 299-327
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Abdel-Dayem, H. Radionuclide brain scanning. IAEA: N. p., 1992. Web.
Abdel-Dayem, H. Radionuclide brain scanning. IAEA.
Abdel-Dayem, H. 1992. "Radionuclide brain scanning." IAEA.
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