Radionuclide Localization > Learning Objectives


  1. Know the use of radionuclides in the localization of small or ill-defined pulmonary nodules.
  2. Know the limitations of older techniques such as methylene blue, Kopans needles barium markers, cyanoacrylate material, and lipiodol.
  3. Know the requirements for radionuclide localization using Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) macroaggregated albumin (MAA).
  4. Know the 14 steps of the procedure.
  5. Understand the advantages of radionuclide injection technique over other techniques.
  6. Identify the possible pitfalls in radionuclide injection technique.


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