The University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals utilize an MIE digital nuclear scintigraphy unit.
How It Works
An animal is injected with a radioactive isotope which travels to inflamed or damaged tissue within the body. The isotope is imaged using a gamma camera, detecting the decay of the radionuclide, highlighting trouble-areas. While the most common application is bone scintigraphy to detect changes in bone metabolism that may be related to lameness, nuclear scintigraphy can also be used to detect portosystemic shunts, sub-clinical renal failure, hyperthyroidism, and to evaluate mucociliary clearance.
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