Research Papers/Topics in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Evaluation Of Heart Stroke Volume Using Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

ABSTRACTRecently measuring of stroke volume by scintigraphy has been used as indicator of heart muscle ability to contract. This study aimed to identify and evaluate the stroke volume. Accordingly the data was collected from 50 patients at Elnilein medical center, department of nuclear medicine, during the period from 4/4/2011 to 24/8/2011. The patients were injected with a 99mTc-sestamibi (hexakis [2- methoxyisobutylisonitril]) and 99mTc-tetrofosmin (1, 2-bis [bis (2-ethoxyethyl)- phos...

Evaluation Of The Role Of 99mtc-DMSA Scan In Diagnosis Of UTI Of Sudanese Children Patients

This study include 77 patients in different age, sex, center of origin and type of food and drink intake. To study the relationship between thyroid function test and thyroid uptake using 99mTc. The study was also designed to help in determination of the normal range of the thyroid uptake in Sudanese as well as the possibility of replacing the TFT test by thyroid uptake. The study was conducted at RICK; nuclear medicine department (gamma camera and RIA) for five months From MAY to AUG...

Evaluation Of Thyroid Uptake Of Technetium-99m Using Gamma Camera And Dose Calibrator Methods In The National Cancer Institute - Wad Madani

Abstract The main objective of this study was to evaluate the thyroid uptake of technetium-99m using gamma camera and dose calibrator methods in National Cancer Institute. This study included 64 patients (90.6% females and 9.4% male) in the age range between 13 - 81 years, with 43.8% of them in age group 31- 48 years 14.58 years. The study was done using two methods for dose ±and mean of 37.25calibration, gamma camera planar system with pinhole collimator and dose calibrator at distanc...

Assessment Of Dose Calibrator Performance In The Nuclear Medicine Department Of Elnilein Medical Diagnostic Centre

Abstract Nuclear medicine uses many different radioactive isotopes for radiation diagnostic studies and for therapy . The amounts of radioactivity has to be determined exactly before it is applied to patients. The dose calibrator has to measure the radioactivity of gamma and beta with different energies precisely for high quality imaging and for applying the right amount of radiation to have good images which give good diagnosis and effective treatment of diseases This study was carrie...

Assessment Of Osteoporosis In Patients With Prostate Cancer Using Bone Scintigraphy And Computed Radiography

Abstract The development of radiology and medical imaging was much helper in all fields of medicine with new technologies such as DEXA technology, which measures the fragility, hardness and bone mass by measuring the mineral density of bone. DEXA is an important technique for specialists and the general public because the osteoporosis has become an important problem for women over the age of 40 and the elderly of both sexes. Osteoporosis has been the subject of many researches, many dev...

Classification Of Thyroid Abnormalities Among Patients Referred To The Radiation And Isotope Centre Of Khartoum (RICK) For Thyroid Scan And Uptake

Abstract The main objective of this research was to classify the thyroid abnormalities among patients referred to Radiation and Isotope Centre of Khartoum (RICK) for thyroid scan and uptake. The data was collected by using special data collecting paper among 200 patients referred to nuclear medicine department at RICK for thyroid scan and uptake, who constituted the research population . The study was conducted during a period of three months from March 2017 to May 2017, which constitu...

Characterization Of Renal System Function And Morphology In Hypertensive Patients Using Renal Scintigraphy And Ultrasonography

Abstract: The aim of this research to characterized the renal system function and morphology in adult hypertensive patients with further correlation to age, gender, body mass index, body surface area and duration of hypertension. A total of 75 patients (33 males, 42 females) with essential hypertension were evaluated sonographically in this prospective study and 25 healthy individuals (12 males, 13 females) were also evaluated as control groups. Renal volume was then calculated from t...

Measurement of Radioactivity in Breast Milk Following Administration of TC99m to the Thyroid Gland

This study was conducted at Al Nelain diagnostic center during the period from November 2016 to April 2017. The main objective of the study was to measureand calculate the amount of radioactivity excreted in breast milk after administration of 185 MBq of 99m TcO-4 to thyroid scan patients as well as estimation of the dose received by the baby from the ingestion of the milk. The study came out with many results including the average activity per 140ml of milk...

Study Of The Ideal Delay Period Of Carbimazole For Hyperthyroidism Patients Using Thyroid Function Test

Abstract This study consists of 51 hyperthyroid patients of different ages, gander, weight and heights whom were under different doses of medication (Carbimazole) and were referred to nuclear medicine department for thyroid scan to follow-up their response to medication by identifying the uptake of thyroid gland. These patients were divided into three groups (A, B and C) depending on their Thyroid Hormone Test (TFT) results while using medication. Each group been stopped from their medi...

Outcomes Of Patients Undergoing Lung Resection For Drug-Resistant TB And The Prognostic Significance Of Pre-Operative Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) In Predicting T

ABSTRACTBackground:Even with newer and repurposed anti-TB drugs almost a third of patients with XDR-TB have unfavourable outcomes. In patients with localised disease and adequate pulmonary reserve, surgery is an important adjunctive treatment. However, there are no outcome data from TB endemic countries, and the prognostic significance of pre-operative PET-CT findings remains unknown.Objectives:To report outcomes for resectional surgery in our setting, and to study w...

Measurement of Radiation Dose Received by the Nuclear Medicine Technologist During the Mo99-TC99m Generator Elution

This study was performed in the hot lab of nuclear medicine department in Fedail Specialized Hospital, (Khartoum) over eleven days extending from December 19th to January 30th 2016. TC99m generator was selected for the study. Measurements of dose were performed in nine points distributed in hot lab, measured by high sensitive survey meter and dose calibrator. The results showed that the hand exposure was 2.9msv during elution (eleven days)Thewhole body exposure w...