Technical Terms - Well Explained
Scintigraphy is a procedure from nuclear medicine, which uses the injection of radioactively marked substances that, for example, accumulate in the skeleton. The gamma rays emanating from these radioactive substances are caught by a scanner or camera and converted into an image, called scintigram. At the focus of inflammation, for example, metabolism is faster, and in these locations, radioactive substances are distributed differently than in the remaining tissue. They appear on the scintigram either in a darker form, or in red on a color scintigram, which points at high activity, i.e. an inflammatory response.