Nuclear Mediciine Project

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Describe One Nuclear Medicine

PET is a powerful diagnostic test that is having a major impact on the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

A PET scan examines your body’s chemistry. Most common medical tests, like CT and MR scans, only show details about the structure of your body.

Explain how the described radiopharmaceutical is beneficial?

Nuclear medicine involves the use of small amounts of radioactive materials (or tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone. This is how nuclear medicine differs from an x-ray, ultrasound or any other diagnostic test that determines the presence of disease based on structural appearance.

Nuclear Medicine

This is a branch of medicine that uses to provide information about the functioning of a person's specific organs or to treat disease. In most cases, the information is used by physicians to make a quick, accurate diagnosis of the patient's illness. The thyroid, bones, heart, liver and many other organs can be easily imaged, and disorders in ttumoursunction revealed. In some cases radiation can be used to treat diseased organs, or tumors. Five Nobel Laureates have been intimately involved with the use of radioactive tracers in medicine.

Explain how the described radiopharmaceutical can be harmful?

Radio pharmacology is the study and preparation of radiopharmaceuticals, which are radioactive pharmaceuticals. Radiopharmaceuticals are used in the field of nuclear medicine as tracers in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Many radiopharmaceuticals use technetium-99m (Tc-99m) which has many useful properties as a gamma-emitting tracer nuclide. In the book Technetium a total of 31 different radiopharmaceuticals based on Tc-99m are listed for imaging and functional studies of the brain, myocardium, thyroid, lungs, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, skeleton, blood and tumors.