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Lymphoscintigraphy is a nuclear medicine technique to visualize regional lymphatic drainage, especially for mapping sentinel lymph nodes, from a site of radiopharmaceutical injection. Radiopharmaceutical Colloidal agents are used as these particles enter lymphatic channels and migrate to lymph...

Schuller's view

Schuller's view is a oblique radiographic projection used to demonstrate the petrous temporal bone, internal auditory canal and bony labyrinth. It has an increasingly limited role in contemporary clinical practice because of the universal use of CT and MRI for imaging the temporal bone.  Patien...

Sequential CT image acquisition

Sequential CT scanning, also referred to as "scan-move-scan" or "step and shoot", was the conventional method of image acquisition in computed tomography before the advent of helical CT.  In sequential scanning, the patient is moved forward along the longitudinal axis of the CT scanner, pausing...

Tc-99m pertechnetate

Tc-99m pertechnetate (Na+ 99mTc O4-) is one of the technetium radiopharmaceuticals used in imaging of thyroid, colon, bladder and stomach. Technetium (99mTc) has eight oxidation states 6, from -1 to +7; specifically, the oxidation state of technetium in the pertechnetate anion (99mTcO4-) is +7....

Thyroid scan (Tc-99m)

Tc-99m pertechnetate thyroid scan is a functional nuclear medicine study used to assess the thyroid gland. The uptake of the pertechnetate anion - similar in chemical-physical characteristics to the iodide ion - in the thyroid parenchyma is mediated by the NIS (Sodium-Iodide Symporter). However,...

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