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Software, Nuclear Medicine Study, Renal

Definition : Nuclear medicine study software designed to acquire, process, and archive data and images obtained from studies of the kidneys performed on patients after injection of a radioactive substance 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. 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. Renal (i.e., kidney) nuclear medicine studies are used to assess the anatomy, function, and blood supply to the kidneys, especially to diagnose the presence of tumors and/or liver cirrhosis.

Entry Terms : "Renal Function Nuclear Medicine Study Software" , "Kidney Function Nuclear Medicine Study Software"

UMDC code : 26929

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