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Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy

ISSN: 2155-9619

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Nuclear Medicine Applications

Nuclear medicine has applications across a broad spectrum of disease, focussing particularly on oncology, cardiology, nephro-urology, orthopaedics, rheumatology and neuropsychiatry. Nuclear medicine therapies for lymphoma, bone, liver and neuro-endocrine malignancies are advancing rapidly. Nuclear medicine techniques in oncology can localise primary tumours, delineate extent of disease, and monitor response to treatment. Radionuclide treatment is used in hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, palliation of bone pain, and neural crest tumours.

Nuclear Medicine Applications in treating of various disorders with different techniques like Myocardial perfusion imaging maps the blood flow to the heart helps in detecting heart disease and determine the most effective course of treatment. Bone scans can detect the spread of cancer six to 18 months earlier than X-rays. Kidney scans are much more sensitive than X-rays or ultrasounds in fully evaluating kidney function. Imaging with radioactive technetium-99 can help diagnose bone infections at the earliest possible stage. Nuclear Medicine diagnostic procedures involve very small amounts of radioisotopes. Nuclear medicine therapy is an effective and safe treatment for certain conditions. Nuclear medicine therapy is used to treat overactive thyroid gland or thyroid cancers. Nuclear medicine therapy allows for quick, safe, early and more accurate medical diagnoses.

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