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Nuclear medicine, nuclear oncology, molecular imaging, pediatric in nuclear medicine,

Frederic H Fahey, Alison B Goodkind, Donika Plyku, Kitiwat Khamwan, Shannon E O'Reilly, Xinhua Cao, Eric C Frey, Ye Li, Wesley E Bolch, George Sgouros, S Ted Treves
The practice of nuclear medicine in children is well established for imaging practically all physiologic systems but particularly in the fields of oncology, neurology, urology, and orthopedics. Pediatric nuclear medicine yields images of physiologic and molecular processes that can provide essential diagnostic information to the clinician. However, nuclear medicine involves the administration of radiopharmaceuticals that expose the patient to ionizing radiation and children are thought to be at a higher risk for adverse effects from radiation exposure than adults...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Frederick D Grant, S Ted Treves
In the chest, the indications for nuclear medicine studies are broader and more varied in children than in adults. In children, nuclear medicine studies are used to evaluate congenital and developmental disorders of the chest, as well as diseases more typical of adults. In the chest, pediatric nuclear medicine uses the same radiopharmaceuticals and imaging techniques as used in adults to evaluate cardiac and pulmonary disease, aerodigestive disorders, and pediatric malignancies. The introduction of PET (mostly using (18)F-FDG) has transformed pediatric nuclear oncology, particular for imaging malignancies in the chest...
September 2011: Radiologic Clinics of North America
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