Pediatric nuclear medicine in acute care.

  title={Pediatric nuclear medicine in acute care.},
  author={Amer Shammas and Reza Vali and Martin Charron},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  volume={43 2},
Various radiopharmaceuticals are available for imaging pediatric patients in an acute care setting. This article focuses on the common applications used on a pediatric patient in acute care. To confirm the clinical diagnosis of brain death, brain scintigraphy is considered accurate and has been favorably compared with other methods of detecting the presence or absence of cerebral blood flow. Ventilation-perfusion lung scans are easy and safe to perform with less radiation exposure than computed… CONTINUE READING
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