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What is the examples of medicine of nuclear medicine ?

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 19 years experience
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.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 40 years experience
Many: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Physiologic study: 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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