Medical Scintillography Technique in Nuclear Medicine

Author(s): Keerthi Chintala

Scintigraphy (from Latin vestige, "start"), too known as a gamma filter, may be a demonstrative test in atomic medication, where radioisotopes connected to drugs that travel to a particular organ or tissue (radiopharmaceuticals) are taken inside and the transmitted gamma radiation is captured by outside finders (gamma cameras) to create two-dimensional images in a comparable handle to the capture of x-ray pictures. In differentiate, single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) and positron outflow tomography (PET) shape 3-dimensional pictures and are in this manner classified as partitioned procedures to scintigraphy, although they too utilize gamma cameras to distinguish inner radiation. Scintigraphy is unlike a symptomatic X-ray where outside radiation is passed through the body to create a picture.