Gamma Camera in India
The Gamma camera is a piece of medical equipment that is capable of detecting gamma radiation. The radiation can be recorded on film or displayed on a monitor. Gamma Camera is used in medical imaging studies that are designed to show doctors what is happening inside a patient's body. Such procedures are minimally invasive treatments.
How does Gamma Camera Works
For an imaging study with a gamma camera, a patient ingests or inhales a tracer material that emits gamma radiation. The tracer can also be injected. It may include a substance that is designed to tag particular types of tissue in the body, or it can be introduced to a specific region of interest, such as the heart or the lungs. The gamma camera is positioned over the patient and as the tracer material travels through the body and emits radiation, the camera picks it up.