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What does nuclear medicine mean? What types of things do the doctors do?
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Diagnose & Rx .
Using isotopes to diagnose and treat thyroid diseases as well as many disorders of the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and skeleton.
Nuclear medicine focuses mostly on function whereas radiology focuses mostly on structure.

In brief: Diagnose & Rx .
Using isotopes to diagnose and treat thyroid diseases as well as many disorders of the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and skeleton.
Nuclear medicine focuses mostly on function whereas radiology focuses mostly on structure.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: RADIOISOTOPES IN MED
Nuclear medicine deals with the application of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
The doctors specialized in nuclear medicine administer radioactive material (small amount for diagnosis and large amount for treatment) to patients to diagnose cancer, infection, blood clot in lung, and functions of various organs - heart, gallbladder, kidney, thyroid, stomach etc.

In brief: RADIOISOTOPES IN MED
Nuclear medicine deals with the application of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
The doctors specialized in nuclear medicine administer radioactive material (small amount for diagnosis and large amount for treatment) to patients to diagnose cancer, infection, blood clot in lung, and functions of various organs - heart, gallbladder, kidney, thyroid, stomach etc.
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Another answer!
I agree with the answer, but i would like to add that the radiation adminstered with one dose of the several technetium phosphates is less than that of a just x-ray.
They do not make you radioactive, since most emit gamma rays that go through you. Finally, nuclear imaging is dynamic and live. You can x-ray a corpse, but you can not nuclear image them!

In brief: Another answer!
I agree with the answer, but i would like to add that the radiation adminstered with one dose of the several technetium phosphates is less than that of a just x-ray.
They do not make you radioactive, since most emit gamma rays that go through you. Finally, nuclear imaging is dynamic and live. You can x-ray a corpse, but you can not nuclear image them!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diagnose and treat
Nuclear medicine docs inject small amounts of radioactivity into patients to take images and interpret them. In addition, for some conditions, larger amounts of radioactivity are used for treatment purposes.

In brief: Diagnose and treat
Nuclear medicine docs inject small amounts of radioactivity into patients to take images and interpret them. In addition, for some conditions, larger amounts of radioactivity are used for treatment purposes.
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Dr. Akiva Mintz
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Functional imaging
Nuclear medicine involves radioisotopes which are injected intravenously or subcutaneously, inhaled into lungs, ingested, or instilled into bladder. Gamma rays from isotope form images on gamma camera.
Function of organs determined. Includes heart, brain, kidneys, bladder, bones, thyroid, gall bladder, lungs, liver, spleen, lymph nodes etc.Images read by doctors specializing in nuclear medicine.

In brief: Functional imaging
Nuclear medicine involves radioisotopes which are injected intravenously or subcutaneously, inhaled into lungs, ingested, or instilled into bladder. Gamma rays from isotope form images on gamma camera.
Function of organs determined. Includes heart, brain, kidneys, bladder, bones, thyroid, gall bladder, lungs, liver, spleen, lymph nodes etc.Images read by doctors specializing in nuclear medicine.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
In brief: Resources
Here's a good explaination: http://goo.
Gl/scqbf nuclear medicine was called that because it uses energy from the nucleus of an atom (radioactivity) to help diagnosis and treat disease. The more common term now is molecular imaging because of the complexity of issues, where more than just the atomic nucleus is used for imaging. Here's the major organization's site: http://snm.Org/.

In brief: Resources
Here's a good explaination: http://goo.
Gl/scqbf nuclear medicine was called that because it uses energy from the nucleus of an atom (radioactivity) to help diagnosis and treat disease. The more common term now is molecular imaging because of the complexity of issues, where more than just the atomic nucleus is used for imaging. Here's the major organization's site: http://snm.Org/.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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