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What is the examples of medicine of nuclear medicine ?

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses radionuclides for both diagnosis and treatment of diseases. One of the most common nuclear medicine treatments is the use of radioactive iodine to treat thyroid disorders such as thyroid cancer, graves' disease, or toxic multinodular goiter. Another example is zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan) for treatment of lymphoma.

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Dr. Peter Nefcy answered

Specializes in Radiology

Nuclear medicine covers a large number of medical conditions, including diagnosis and some treatments. Scans are routinely done in for the brain, thyroid gland, parathyroid, lung, heart, liver, spleen, bone and other organs. These scans are used to diagnose multiple acute and chronic diseases. Treatment of thyroid disease and some malignancies are also performed in nuclear medicine.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear scans involve the ingestion, intravenous injection, inhalation, subcutaneous injection , instillation into the bladder of isotopes, radiotracers, in order to define function of various organs of the body, heart, lungs, bones, liver/spleen, stomach, thyroid gland, lymph system, kidneys, bladder, brain, parathyroid gland and gall bladder. Normal values for adults and children are known.

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