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Nuclear Medicine

01:46 12 January in by hspurgeon

[vc_row type="grid" border_color="#eaeaea" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_tta_tour shape="round" color="sky" active_section="1"][vc_tta_section title="About" tab_id="1515735481460-baeda0f4-d681"][vc_column_text]Nuclear Medicine is the branch of radiology that uses radioactive materials to determine if certain organs such as the heart, kidneys, liver, thyroid, brain and lungs are functioning properly. It is also used to examine the bones for cancer, infection or trauma.   Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of low-level radioactive chemicals, called radiopharmaceuticals, which are introduced into the body either intravenously or orally. Radiopharmaceuticals are specially formulated to be collected temporarily in the specific part of the body to be studied.   Nuclear medicine imaging procedures often identify abnormalities very early in...