Department of Nuclear Medicine

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicine that uses the pharmaceuticals labeled with radionuclides (radiopharmaceuticals) in diagnosis and therapy. In diagnosis, radioactive substances are administered to patients and the radiation emitted is measured by gamma cameras. In therapy, radionuclides are administered to treat disease or provide palliative pain relief. Nuclear medicine differs from most other imaging modalities in that the tests primarily show the physiological function of the system being investigated as opposed to the anatomy. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a highly sensitive laboratory technique used to measure minute amounts of substances including antigens, hormones, and drugs present in the body. The substance or antigen (a foreign substance in the body that causes antibody production) to be measured is injected into an animal, causing it to produce antibodies. Serum containing the antibodies is withdrawn and treated with a radioactive antigen and later with a nonradioactive antigen. Measurements of the amount of radioactivity are then used to determine the amount of antigen present.

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Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography Medicine & Life Sciences
Corpus Striatum Medicine & Life Sciences
Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Healthy Volunteers Medicine & Life Sciences
Dopamine D2 Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Dopamine D3 Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Kidney Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1995 2018

Research Output 1993 2020

Automatic Classification of Lymph Node Metastasis in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patient on F-18-FDG PET/CT

Cheng, T. C., Chiu, N. T. & Fang, Y. H., 2020 Jan 1, Future Trends in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Cybersecurity in Medical Devices - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, ICBHI 2019. Lin, K-P., Magjarevic, R. & de Carvalho, P. (eds.). Springer, p. 138-142 5 p. (IFMBE Proceedings; vol. 74).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Positron emission tomography
Computer aided diagnosis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Availability of Striatal Dopamine Transporter in Healthy Individuals With and Without a Family History of ADHD

Tai, Y-C., Chi, M-H., Chu, C. L., Chiu, N-T., Yao, W-J., Chen, P-S. & Yang, Y-K., 2019 May 1, In : Journal of Attention Disorders. 23, 7, p. 665-670 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corpus Striatum
Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
Caudate Nucleus
Basal Ganglia

Diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient on F-18-FDG PET/CT

Cheng, T. C., Chiu, N-T., Su, T. Y., He, Y. F., Yang, W. T. & Fang, Y-H. D., 2019 Jan 1, International Forum on Medical Imaging in Asia 2019. Kim, J. H., Fujita, H. & Lin, F. (eds.). SPIE, 110500Z. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 11050).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Positron Emission Tomography
Positron emission tomography
lymphatic system
Lung Cancer