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RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS-NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Nuclear medicine requires 2 things:

1. Source of gamma radiation.

2. A ligand to carry the radiation to a specific organ - radiopharmaceutical. A radiopharmaceutical is a radioactive compound used for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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