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The Uses Of A Gamma Camera, CT Scanner, PET/CT Service And Cardio MD

78405917The Gamma Camera, CT Scanner, PET/CT Service and Cardio MD are medical imaging technology for diagnostic evaluation. Each of these pieces of equipment performs specialized functions in medical evaluations that involve imaging. This imaging allows the physician to see actual photos of the subject tissue to determine the extent of the damage and prescribe appropriate treatment to correct the physical damage.

This equipment forms the basis of nuclear medicine. This class of treatment revolves around tiny bits of radioactive solutions being given to a patient. These compounds are injected, inhaled or otherwise absorbed by an individual. A nuclear medicine service incorporates the operations of various scanning machines to generate an accurate treatment program.

A Gamma Camera combined with the use of a computer allows for the creation of images by collecting data delivered by gamma photons emitted from a patient’s body.  A solution is given to the person being diagnosed that gives off these photons as it radiates from the body. The computer records the information submitted from the equipment. A two dimensional image is created.

PET/CT Services combine the functions of a (Position Emission Tomography) PET scan with a CT imaging machine. This service exposes the interaction of the cells of the body with the radioactive compounds given the patient. Brain disorders and heart disease are diagnosed and various treatments prescribed.

A CT Scanner combines the functions of an X-ray beam with a digital computer. Cross-sectional pictures of the subject body parts are produced. This includes the liver, kidneys, pelvis, spine and any other part that needs visual examination.

Cardio MD is dedicated specifically to physical examinations of the heart. Images are available with the prospective candidate in a supine or prone position.

All of this equipment and service employs the diagnostic techniques available using nuclear medicine. Medical personnel can get an actual view of the sections of the body that are demonstrating malfunctions. X-rays are taken to an advanced level where 3D images of body tissue are available. A study of the fleshy areas of the body is successful prior to performing surgery. Diagnosis and the results of treatments are determined. Nuclear medicine has advanced the study and treatment of all physical abnormalities. This field of diagnostic medicine has made examinations non-invasive while effectively revealing the required treatment.