Woman undergoing gamma camera scan (scintiscan)

Woman undergoing gamma camera scan (scintiscan)

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Caption: Woman undergoing a gamma camera scan (also called a scintiscanner), a diagnostic technique that uses mildly radioactive tracers to detect sites of disease at an early stage. The radioisotope used (many use technetium-99m, Tc- 99m) is linked to a tracer substance that becomes concentrated in the organ under investigation, following its injection into the blood circulation. Gamma rays pass through the body & are detected by the cylindrical gamma camera that provides a map (a scintigram) of activity in the organ, where healthy & abnormal tissues absorb the tracer at a different rate.

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Keywords: diagnostic, diagnostics, equipment, gamma camera, gamma scan, gamma scanning, healthcare, medical, medicine, prior positioning, scintigraphy, technique

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