At the laboratory, radionuclide tests are carried out with the help of Philips gamma camera.
Scintigraphy is a diagnostic test in nuclear medicine, where accumulation and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals in tissues and organs of the body are recorded with the help of a detector of a gamma camera.
Elena K. Kepet,
1st qualification category physician.
Types of scintigraphy:
- renal scintigraphy
- bone scintigraphy
- thyroid scintigraphy, etc.
A patient receives an intravenous injection of a radiopharmaceutical. The choice of a pharmaceutical depends on what organ or system is to be tested. A radiopharmaceutical is a combination of a pharmaceutical drug and an isotope (technetium 99m)
Technetium 99m is a gamma emitter with a half-life of 6 hours. During scintigraphy patients are exposed to lower radiation doses than during X-ray examinations. Immediately after or within 1-2 hours after injection of the radiopharmaceutical the patient is scanned by a gamma camera. The system records the radiation emitted by the patient. After scintigraphy, an increased fluid intake is recommended.
A referral for your physician is required.
To schedule scintigraphy, please, call at
+375-17-290-81-63 from 8.00AM to 2.00PM