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Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

At a nuclear medical examination radiopharmaceuticals seeking a specific organ or tissue are used. This allows the function of the organ or tissue to be studied and the physician can make the right diagnosis.

The method is used for the control of bone, brain, lung, kidney and thyroid. Moreover, the method is used in tumor studies.

Radiopharmaceuticals are also used in treatments to destroy diseased parts of organs or tissue. Most common is the treatment of thyroid with radioactive iodine, iodine-131.

Specific research projects within nuclear medicine can be viewed by clicking through the menu. 

Page Manager: Johan Spetz|Last update: 9/20/2016
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