Radio isotoopes in medicine

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Lidia C

 

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January 5, 2011

 

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More than 10 million nuclear-medicine procedures are performed on patients and more than 100 million nuclear-medicine tests are performed each year in the United States alone. A comparable number of such procedures are performed in the rest of the world. There are nearly one hundred radioisotopes whose beta and/or gamma radiation is used in diagnosis, therapy, or investigations in nuclear medicine...
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A comparable number of such procedures are performed in the rest of the world. There are nearly one hundred radioisotopes whose beta and/or gamma radiation is used in diagnosis, therapy, or investigations in nuclear medicine. The most used radioisotopes were discovered before World War II using the early cyclotrons of Ernest Lawrence, with the initial applications to medicine being developed by his brother John Lawrence...
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