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As a device developed through the research of nuclear technology, the gamma camera has provided help and direction for numerous patients and doctors in the search for cancer and seeking treatment and a cure. While a cure for cancer might never be found, the hunt continues for better treatments and more effective medicine. Gamma cameras were first developed in 1957, but they have come a long way since then with continual improvements and updates. Now, a computer is linked to the gamma camera to offer a more exact way to capture and interpret the images captured by the camera. The use of a computer can also help consulting doctors to be able to view the images from thousands of miles away without ever having to see the patient. Gathering multiple points of view and consults for a sick patient can provide more answers to the treating doctors. A gamma camera takes pictures of gamma radiation emitting compounds in animal tissue. 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The machine takes picture of different parts of the body in a series of passes, basically slicing the body into different pieces. These slices are then put back together to construct the three dimensional image. PET scans have limitations imposed by the fragile nature of the radioactive materials necessary to emit the radionuclide for gamma detection. This makes it more difficult for PET scans to be useful in areas where there is not a nearby cyclotron to generate the needed radionuclide tracers. Radiopharmacudicals are still developing better ways including smaller, cheaper cyclotrons to manufacture these needed tracers on-site. Single photon emission computed tomography(SPECT) imaging utilizes gamma cameras that slowly rotate around the patients torso. This kind of imagery is used in nuclear cardiac stress testing. 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The category of nuclear medicine equipment covers such equipment as nuclear cardiac stress testing, positron emission tomography, and other types of scanners. Computed tomography (CT)is another medical imaging method employing tomography created by computer processing. Magnetic resonance fake breitling navitimer premier watches imaging (MRI) or nuclear magnetic resonance imaging are used in radiology to visualize internal structure and function of the body in a detailed and somewhat limited way. Magnetic resonance imaging provides greater contrast between the different soft tissues in the human body than computed tomography. This greater contrast can help detect cells and tissue that are behaving unlike the surrounding areas, of great use in such things as cancer detection and neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging uses no radiation, but magnetizes the hydrogen atoms in the human body. 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This allows better use of the equipment because it redirects the gamma radiation instead of allowing it to spill all over the area being photographed. BC Technical is the leading Molecular Imaging solution provider of service, support, and refurbished systems and parts for the Nuclear, PET, PET/CT, SPECT, and SPECT/CT market, which includes gamma cameras, gamma camera collimators, and nuclear cameras. (http://www.bctechnical.com)