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SCINTIGRAPHY


Images taken in nuclear medicine are called as “scintigraphy”. Scintigraphic examination is the imaging of physiological function following vascular injection of radioactive substance in trace level. 

Radioactive substance is administered to the patient for scintigraphy examination. The way of administration may vary by the type of examination. Dose of radiation for the patient in scintigraphic examinations is almost the same as similar radiological examinations. After radioactive substance is administered, waiting time and time of taking may vary by the type of examination. The patient should lie down in the unit called as gamma camera making the distribution of medicine administered to the body transformed into image. This unit is not covered and examination can be applied to the claustrophobia patient. Moreover, there is no disturbing sound or noise while the unit is working.