Software, Nuclear Medicine Study, Whole-Body/Bone
Definition : Nuclear medicine study software designed to acquire, process, and archive data and images obtained from studies performed on the patient's whole body. These studies are mainly intended to scan for bone absorption after injection of a radioactive substance (e.g., Technetium) in the bloodstream. This software usually works with a nuclear medicine and/or gamma camera workstation and may also interact with other devices used in the procedures such as scanning gamma cameras. The software is intended to work only with one or a few models of nuclear medicine equipment and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This also facilitates the processing and/or sending of data to other nuclear medicine workstations and hospital information systems. Whole-body/bone nuclear medicine studies are mainly used to detect areas of bone growth, fractures, tumors, bone infections, and/or arthritis; some bone studies are limited to a particular area of the body. The software may or may not be available separate from the nuclear medicine equipment and may be updated and/or upgraded (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment.
Entry Terms : "Whole-Body Nuclear Medicine Study Software" , "Bone Nuclear Medicine Study Software"
UMDC code : 26930