IM final CT & Bone Scans.txt
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What is technetium-99 used for?
Most common radionucleotide in bone scans
What is Gallium-67used for?
- Bone scans for inflammation and/or tumors.
- * not good for bone/soft tissue differentiation
Name the three parts to a bone scan?
- 1) blood flow
- 2) blood pooling (tissue phase)
- 3) delayed (bone phase)
What test can be used after a bone scan to identify an infection?
WBC w/ Indium 111
What are the best imaging methods for calcaneal issues?
CT and calcaneal axial X-ray
What is tomography?
The process of imaging through sectioning
Pros of CT and MRI?
- CT: good for bone
- MRI: good for soft tissue
How are radiographic tags cleared from the body?
Kidneys and urine
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