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What Does Nuclear Medicine Mean What Types Of Things Do The Doctors Do
The medical specialty of nuclear medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive pharmaceuticals that can help image molecular flow throughout the body. The medical use of radiopharmaceuticals also includes the treatment of some cancers and bone pain. Nuclear medicine is separate from diagnostic radiology, which utilizes the use of external (sealed) radioactivity ...Read more
Nuclear medicine : Diagnostic radiology usually involves a source of radiation which begins outside the body (such as X-ray) which then passes through the body and is sensed by detectors. Nuclear medicine is sort of "inside out" imaging where a radionuclide source is injected into the body and the gamma rays which are emitted from the tracer are detected by the gamma camera outside of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With radiologists: Most practitioners of nuclear medicine are part of aradiology practice and be found in hospitals and in private practices. Nuclear medicine physicians can be trained by two or one year fellowships, or receive some training during radiology residencies..American Medical Association can supply names of practitioners in nuclear medicine. Society of nuclear medicine and American coll. of nuclear phys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i go to the doctor? I think i jammed my finger in gym class today, but i'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when i'm writing, typing or texting.
I : I would ice the finger and take Motrin or advil to help prevent swelling. Also refrain from using the finger (e.G typing / texting). If the pain does not subside in a day then have the finger examined, and if necessary x-ray'd. Even though it may not be broken, you could have sustained ligament damage. If you find that you have lost the range of motion in the finger you should seek help. ...Read more
No: No nuclear medicine can be used to treat/eliminate cancer but it uses a completely different mechanism to fight cancer. Most chemo uses chemicals to interrupt the cell cycle to cause cell death. Nuclear medicine uses beta and now Alpha radiation to eliminate the cancer cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hida scan was unable to be done due to the nuclear medicine staying in my gallbladder and not releasing into my bowel. Does this mean my gallbladde?
Need more info: If the scan was a hida with cck (sincalide) augmentation, and the gallbladder (gb) filled with radioactive bile and then did not empty when cck was given, the gb ejection fraction should be low, and that indicates gb dysfunction. If the radioactive substance (hida) did not even make it into the gb, it could be chronic or acute cholecystitis. Either way, please see your healthcare provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It honestly depends on the amount of training of the osteopathic physician and their willingness to employ different alternative medicine therapies. Some osteopathic physicians do not practice any alternative medicine. Again it depends on the D.O.'s practice and specialty and background post graduate training. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fellowship: After med school/ residency a 1-2 year fellowship is required. There are 2 distinct categories: surgical/ non-surgical. Surgical is orthopedics specializing in repair of ligaments/ cartilage/ broken bones. Non-surgical has a broader scope including the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, concussions, heat related disorders, cardiac conditions and other medical conditions related to athletes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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