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 Serum containing the antibodies is withdrawn and treated with a radioactive antigen and later with a nonradioactive antigen.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
Dopamine D2 Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Healthy Volunteers Medicine & Life Sciences
Dopamine D3 Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Kidney Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1995 2018

Research Output 1993 2018

Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
P300 Event-Related Potentials
Sex Education
Caudate Nucleus
1 Citations

Prefrontal cortex modulates the correlations between brain-derived neurotrophic factor level, serotonin, and the autonomic nervous system

Chang, W. H., Lee, I-H., Chi, M. H., Lin, S. H., Chen, K-C., Chen, P-S., Chiu, N-T., Yao, W. J. & Yang, Y-K., 2018 Dec 1, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 2558.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autonomic Nervous System
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Prefrontal Cortex
Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins

Correction of partial volume effect in 99mTc-TRODAT-1 brain SPECT images using an edge-preserving weighted regularization

Yin, T. K. & Chiu, N-T., 2017 Jun 15, 2017 IEEE 14th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2017. IEEE Computer Society, p. 1074-1077 4 p. 7950702

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

Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography