By Axel Bossuyt

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Traditional nuelear medieine proeedures learn the dis tribution of radiolabelled eompounds (radiopharmaeeutieals) within the physique less than physiologieal in addition to less than pathologieal eonditions. Beeause in their skill to visua lise and to quantify the distribution of radiopharmaeeuti eals in the physique by way of exterior deteetors, nuelear medieine teehniques are basieally non invasive and funetion orientated. The spatial edition of the traeer distribution within the box of view, or the ehange in distribution in the course of a time period are interpreted as representing speeifie phy siologie or pathophysiologie tactics. As eompared to different diagnostie imaging teehniques, the spatial answer of seintigraphie photos is very negative, their temporal resolu tion is sweet. Faetors that might consequently confirm the last word diag nostie price of a seintigraphie research inelude 1. The speeifieity of the labelled eompounds for the method lower than research, 2. The solution in time and area of the instrumentation, and its skill of measuring quantitatively tissue aetivity eoneentrations, three. The formula of physiologieal or pathophysiologieal types from whieh the distribution of the traeer ean be predieted. 2 whereas studying nuclear drugs info, the interrelations among those components should still completely stay below consi deration. The generalised use of minicomputers has ended in significant advances in details processing in nuclear medication imaging strategies. principal to this is often photo digitisation.

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In 5 of them, dependent lung regions however still reveal larger amplitudes, and after AAB training they even become more prominent in 2 of these 5 patients. In the 2 patients with the most severe airflow obstruction, the vertical amplitude gradient not only is abolished, but even inverted, the apical nondependent lung regions showing the largest amplitudes. In these 2 patients, AAB retraining markedly increased the amplitude in the dependent lung regions, reverting the image towards a more normal appearance.

Nuel. Med. 4, 132. , Baum D. et al. 1976. Nuelear angiography automated seleetion of regions of interest for the generation of time aetivity euryes and parametrie image display and interpretation. Clin. Nuel. Med. 1, 99. L. 1978. Non-interaetive identifieation of the left ventrieular area. In Nuelear Cardiology Seleeted Computer Aspeets. A. ), 139. 29 3. 1. INTRODUCTION Standard lung ventilation or perfusion seintigraphy does not take into aeeount the movement and the expansion of the lungs during respiration.

M = male ; F = female ; ext. = flex. = neck flexion. neck extension 25 Figure 8 represents the funetional images obtained in patient 1. With neek extension normal traeer passage oeeured from the left side, while it was very slow from the right side. No eollaterals were visible. With neek flexion, passage was delayed on the left traeer side and eompletely obstrueted on the right side at the level of the innominate vein. These findings were confirmed by radiographie eontrast eavography. One month after surgieal removal of a large eolloidal goiter of 220 grams, returned to normal, the flow pattern and TT were without any influenee from the position of the neek.

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