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Nuclear Medicine


Background

The purpose of Nuclear Medicine is to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic service to the university and the general public, develop and support clinical research in the College of Medicine, and maintain and enhance our teaching of residents, technology students, medical students, and practicing physicians.

Nuclear Medicine is a radiologic specialty that creates images of the body using very small amounts of radioactive materials. It looks at structure and function of the body for diagnosis and treatment. The techniques used include Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Positron Emission Tomography combined with Computed Tomography (PET-CT), and bone scanning. Nuclear Medicine helps detect aneurysms, blood cell disorders and improper functioning of organs such as seen in thyroid or pulmonary disfucntion, inadequate or irregular blood flow, and tumors.

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Other Links
 

Patient Educational Resources:

From http://www.radiologyinfo.com . This is a web site with descriptions of radiologic procedures.

  1. Nuclear Medicine General Link
  2. Pediatric Nuclear Medicine
  3. Positron Emmission Tomography (PET)
  4. Cardiac Nuclear Medicine

Medline Plus, a web site of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health also has many links under diagnostic imaging.

HowStuffWorks.com - http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-medicine.htm

 

Medical Professional Education:

Links to Nuclear Medicine Educational Resources on the Internet - authors are A. F. Scarsbrook, A. Ganeshan, and K. M. Bradley

Society of Nuclear Medicine

British Society of Nuclear Medicine

European Association of Nuclear Medicine

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine

Education and Research Foundation for the Society of Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Technologists' Program:

Visit the Nuclear Medicine Technology Educational Program


Nuclear Medicine section members: