Nuclear medicine brain imaging

Nuclear medicine brain imaging is a diagnostic technique that uses radioactive tracers to visualize the structure & function of the brain. 

This type of imaging provides information about brain activity, blood flow, & metabolism, which can help doctors diagnose.

During a nuclear medicine brain scan, a small amount of radioactive material is injected into a vein in the patient's arm. 

This material is designed to target specific tissues or organs in the body, in this case, the brain. 

The radioactive material then emits gamma rays, which can be detected by a special camera called a gamma camera.

The gamma camera captures images of the brain from different angles, producing a three-dimensional image of the brain's structure & function. 

The images can reveal abnormalities such as tumors, inflammation, and changes in blood flow or metabolism.

There are several types of nuclear medicine brain scans, including positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), & cerebral blood flow (CBF) scans. 

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