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    Radionuclide cisternogram

    Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) is a clear fluid that circulates in the space surrounding the spinal cord and brain. CSF protects the brain and spinal cord from injury by acting like a liquid cushion.  CSF is usually obtained through a lumbar puncture (spinal tap).  During the procedure, a needle is inserted usually between the 3rd and 4th lumbar vertebrae and the CSF fluid is collected for testing

    A radionuclide cisternogram is a nuclear scan test. It is used to diagnose problems with the flow of spinal fluid.

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    Radionuclide cystogram

    Cystography is a detailed study of the bladder, which uses a dye and X-rays.  A catheter is inserted into the bladder in which the dye flows.  When the bladder is full, the catheter is removed and the X-rays are taken. X-rays are also taken when the bladder is empty.  The test is performed to check for the integrity of the bladder, determine the cause of infections and check for tumors or stones.

    A radionuclide cystogram is a special imaging test called a that checks how well your bladder and urinary tract work.

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    RBC nuclear scan

    An RBC nuclear scan uses small amounts of radioactive material to mark (tag) red blood cells (RBCs). Your body is then scanned to see the cells and track how...

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    Renal perfusion scintiscan

    The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and stimulating red blood cell production.

    A renal perfusion scintiscan is a nuclear medicine test that uses a small amount of a radioactive substance to create an image of the kidneys.

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    Renal scan

    The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and stimulating red blood cell production.

    A renal scan is a exam in which a small amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is used to measure the function of the kidneys.

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    Right heart ventriculography

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Right heart ventriculography is a study that images the right chambers (atrium and ventricle) of the heart.

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    Thyroid scan

    This image shows enlargement of the thyroid gland and extension down behind the breastbone (retrosternal space). The image, called a scintiscan, was generated using a radioactive isotope.

    A thyroid scan is a that uses a radioactive iodine tracer to examine the structure and function of the thyroid gland. This test is often done together with a .

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    WBC scan

    A white blood cell (WBC) scan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive material(called a tracer) to look for infection or inflammation in the body. It is a...