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Probes, Gamma Radiation Detection

Definition : Probes primarily designed to detect targeted gamma radiation emissions from the human body after the ingestion or injection of a radiopharmaceutical tracer (i.e., radioactive drug). These probes typically include a sensor, a collimator, and shielding from radiation outside the intended target. Gamma radiation detection probes may be intended for use with imaging and/or nonimaging gamma radiation detectors; dedicated probes intended for specific areas of the body (e.g., neck, head, thorax) and/or to perform lymphatic mapping are available. The probes may be used externally or intraoperatively, including during laparoscopic procedures; some probes may be also used to detect radiation from a localized radiation-emitting device or from radioactive material.

Entry Terms : "Gamma Ray Detection Probes" , "Radiation Detection Probes, Gamma" , "Gamma Radiation Detection Probes" , "Portable Radioisotope Detection Devices" , "Radiation Detectors" , "Gamma Radiation Detectors"

UMDC code : 23068

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