Nuclear Medicine: Radioactivity for Diagnosis and Therapy - 2nd Edition.pdf

Nuclear Medicine: Radioactivity for Diagnosis and Therapy - 2nd Edition

Nuclear medicine is a growing specialized medical field in which radiopharmaceuticals, i.e. drugs associated to radioactivity, are used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Since 1942, nuclear medicine has progressed in such a way that it became a major diagnostic tool in hospitals. The past ten years have seen the introduction of major technical breakthroughs which will considerably modify the landscape of cancer treatment. Once injected to the patient, the radiopharmaceutical drug aims at the tumour cell – including metastases – selectively, settles there, and emits radiation. Depending on the radiation type, the drug will either help identify the cells or destroy them. Applications are not limited to oncology

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AUTEUR Richard Zimmermann
FICHIER Nuclear Medicine: Radioactivity for Diagnosis and Therapy - 2nd Edition.pdf
DATE 01/04/2020

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endoradiology" because it records radiation emitting from within the body rather than radiation that is generated by external sources like X-rays.In addition, nuclear medicine scans differ from Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine, 2nd Edition | …