Radiology and Nuclear medicine

Radiology and Nuclear medicine Photo

Nuclear medicine is a medical discipline that involves the radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Advancement in Radiology make the diagnosis in a more invasive way and reduce the rate of negative appendectomy or other surgeries, thus made the field safer and more efficient. Hybrid scanning techniques in nuclear medicine help to know the anatomy and functions more accurately. In some cases, radiation treatment dose is administered internally by oral routes or intravenous for treating thyroid cancerhyperthyroidism, blood disorders. Radioactive iodine therapy(I-131), 90Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan, or Zevalin used to treat different types of lymphoma, multiple myeloma.

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