Starting with A for "ACE inhibitor" and continuing through to Y for "Yolk Sac Tumour", we give you succinct explanations for scientific and medical terms in clear and simple words.
- ScintigraphyNuclear medical imaging procedure for recording the spatial distribution of radioactive substances in the body or organs, if required at different times. After uptake of the radioactive substance, it is either enriched relatively selectively in the organs or tissues to be examined, or is not stored. With the help of special detectors and computer-based analysis the spatial distribution of the radiation emitted from the body can be registered as a two- or (more rarely) three-dimensional scintigram.
1. Static scintigraphy: static single image or image of the whole body, particularly for the localisation of so-called frozen functional or metabolic states without altering the time of the image (e.g. thyroid or skeleton scintigram). 2. Sequence or dynamic scintigraphy: Series of scintigrams to record changes in activity within a functionally specific time, with the possibility of setting up functional curves.
Glossary entries: Roche and Walter de Gruyter, Berlin