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Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy

ISSN: 2155-9619

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Nuclear Medicine Therapy

Nuclear medicine is a new treatment modality and imaging technique used to diagnose and treat diseases and track disease progression. This radiological subspecialty includes various studies in which radioactive materials are given to patients, to scatter through the body, and after that image spectrum will be obtained. Various techniques used in this involve X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) etc.

Radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals are used to treat certain condition which is called nuclear medicine therapy. Nuclear medicine therapy is most commonly used to treat an overactive thyroid gland. Radiopharmaceutical used in nuclear medicine therapy is iodine 131, commonly called radioiodine.

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