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The Contributions of Nuclear Medicine in the Diagnosis of Vascular Conditions

Volume 4 - Issue 4

Themistoklis Poulios1 and Nikolaos Ch Syrmos2*

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    • 1Medical Scholl, Univesrity of Thessaly, Greece
    • 2Medical Scholl, Aristoteleian Univesrity of Thessaloniki, Greece

    *Corresponding author:Nikolaos Ch Syrmos, Medical Scholl, Aristoteleian Univesrity of Thessaloniki, PC 54453, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Received: May 11, 2018;   Published: May 16,2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.001078

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Nuclear medicine is a diagnostic medical specialty that focuses on depicting the function rather than the morphology of certain anatomical structures and organs within the human body with the use of certain radioactive drugs that following the administration to the patient they concentrate on the tissue we want to depict and emit radiation that is detected by a PET or a SPECT scan. This is rather helpful in the case of solid organs and tumorous masses till this day for example the diagnosis of metastases evaluation of coronary artery disease or determination of the type of thyroid nodes but as far as the peripheral vascular system is concerned the use of nuclear medicine was rather limited since the very beginning and hasn’t evolved much to this day owning to the fact that vascular diseases are much better depicted with the use of X-ray contrast angiography triplex ultrasound and CT scan.

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