Conventional Nuclear Imaging

Bleeding scan with ladelled erythrocytes

Bleeding scan with ladelled erythrocytes

Indications
  -suspicion of bleeding in the abdomen
  -search for potential Meckel's diverticulum

e scintigraphy

Bone scintigraphy with 99mTc-DPD
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Figure: Bone scintigraphy in a patient with prostate cancer

 Indicationen  
  - stage skelettal metastasis
  - rheumatologic diseases
  - localisation of infection and inflammation
Inflammatioo scintigraphy

Inflammatioo scintigraphy with labelled antibodies 

Indications
-localisation of infection, often in the area of prosthesis

Liver scintigraphy

Liver scintigraphy

Indications
  -determination of functional liver  parenchyma prior to a liver operation

Lung scintigraphy

Lung scintigraphy

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Figure: Lung scintigraphy in a patient with multiple lung emboli

Today often CT is used to diagnose lung embolism. However, in certain patients, e.g. if no contrast medium can be injected, the nuclear medicine lung scan is a viable option. Often the procedure consists of 2 scans
1. Ventilation scan and
2. Perfusion scan

Indications
  - Suspicion of lung embolism
  - Distribution of lung perfusion before an operation

Real scintigraphy

Real scintigraphy

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Figure: Renal scintigraphy with MAG3

Indications
  -Evaluation of all phases of renal function  (MAG3)
  -Evaluation of renal performance in potential kidney donors (DTPA)
  -Evaluation of functional kidney parenchma in children (DMSA)

Sentinel lymph node scintigraphy

Sentinel lymph node scintigraphy

Indications
  -localisation of the sentinel node in various tumors

Tumor scintigraphy with MIBG

Tumor scintigraphy with MIBG

Indications
  -Staging of neuroblastoma
  -search for  pheochromocytoma