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An overview of nuclear medicine imaging procedures

Hogg, P and Lawson, R 2015, 'An overview of nuclear medicine imaging procedures' , Nursing standard, 30 (13) , pp. 52-59.

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Abstract

Nuclear medicine imaging is not generally well understood by nurses who work outside this area. Consequently, nurses can find themselves unable to answer patients’ questions about nuclear medicine imaging procedures or give them proper information before they attend for a test. This article aims to explain what is involved in some common diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging procedures so that nurses are able to discuss this with patients. It also addresses some common issues about radiation protection that nurses might encounter in their usual working routine. The article includes links to videos showing some typical nuclear medicine imaging procedures from a patient’s point of view and links to an e-Learning for Healthcare online resource that provides detailed iformation for nurses.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing standard
Publisher: Royal College of Nursing
ISSN: 0029-6570
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: P Hogg
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 13:55
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 13:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37513

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