New techniques in nuclear medicine for tumor detection [Persian]

Document Type: Review Article

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Research Institute for Nuclear Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Widespread studies on tumor diagnosis has led to the development of techniques with greater sensitivity and improved specificity for detection of occult and small subclinical tumors. Tumor imaging by radiolabeling of tumor-specific antibodies (Immunoscintigraphy) or tissue specific biochemical agents (Receptor imaging) and especially physiologic imaging with positron emitters (PET), have opened a new era in nuclear medicine. In this paper the latest developments in tumor imaging are reviewed.

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