Pharmaceuticals used in nuclear imaging

There are several drugs which are useful for evaluation of nuclear studies for respective systems. These drugs play an important role in monitoring the physiological changes and aiding in diagnosis .

Drugs used are

  • metaclopramide and erythromicin in gastrointestinal scintigraphy; used for gastric motility disorders
  • ranitdine , pentagastrin and glucagon for meckel's diverticulum imaging
  • cholecystokinin -8 , morphine and phenobarbitol for HIDA hepato-biliary scintigraphy .
  • frusemide, captopril, enalapril and aspirin for renal scintigraphy
  • rTSH for thyroid imaging
  • dipyridamole, adenosine and dobutamine for cardiac perfusion scintigraphy
  • acetazolamide for cerebral perfusion scintigraphy
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