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Se inyecta un radiorastreador en una vena periférica. Cuando éste se disipa, emite radiación gamma, la cual se detecta a través de una cámara Gamma. Cuando el rastreador se acumula en el órgano diana, es posible hacer un barrido o escaneo del área. Los barridos con radionucleótidos pueden detectar anomalías tales como fracturas, infecciones óseas, artritis, raquitismo y tumores que se han esparcido, entre otras.
- Last Reviewed on 12/06/2011
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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