Nuclear medicine is a discipline that employs radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, representing an amalgamation of modern medicine and applied nuclear technology in the medical field. The main features of nuclear medicine can be succinctly summarized as "molecule, target". The term "molecule" refers to the fact that nuclear medicine research and diagnosis are conducted at the molecular level with high sensitivity. The term "target" denotes the use of radioactive tracers for precise guidance, specifically targeting goals such as lesion positions in order to achieve more accurate and specific disease diagnosis and treatment. As a result, nuclear medicine is often referred to as precision medicine. Nuclear medicine imaging employs scintillation or semiconductor detectors to capture nuclear radiation emitted by radionuclides or their metabolic markers from the body surface, enabling localization and quantitative display of metabolic processes for disease diagnosis. Refer to Figure 1 for the categorization of nuclear medicine imaging.
Classification of nuclear medicine images
In order to advance the development of nuclear medicine and better serve human health, OST Photonics offers scintillators, scintillator arrays, and scintillation detectors to facilitate partner incubation of nuclear medicine imaging products such as SPECT and gamma cameras, thereby promoting the flourishing development of basic imaging equipment for nuclear medicine.
X-ray, also known as roentgen ray, is an invisible form of radiation that can induce fluorescence in certain compounds and render photographic film sensitive. The ability of X-rays to produce images of the human body on a screen or film is based on their unique characteristics, including penetrability, fluorescence effects, and photographic properties. Additionally, these images rely on differences in density and thickness within human tissue. Due to this variation, the quantity of X-rays that reaches the screen or film differs as it traverses through diverse tissue structures within the human body. Consequently, images with varying degrees of black-and-white contrast are produced on the screen or film, such as electronic computed tomography (CT), computed radiography (CR), and digital radiography (DR).
OST Photonics can provide customized scintillators and scintillator detectors for X-ray imaging equipment.