Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radiation to diagnose the medical problems people are having. This kind of medicine is able to pinpoint molecular activity in the body and can therefore be an effective form of early diagnosis and prevention for a number of debilitating diseases.
There are several different kinds of equipment used in nuclear medicine. These are, gamma cameras, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET).
There are both benefits and risks in using nuclear medicine because radioactive matter is being used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This kind of medicine has been used by doctors for more than five decades, but there are no long-term studies on the use of nuclear medicine. Some people can be allergic to aspects of the procedures taken in nuclear medicine and women must be careful of exposure when pregnant. However, in terms of the benefits nuclear medicine plays in early detection and prevention of serious diseases in people, whether or not you wish to use nuclear medicine is a personal choice that should be talked over with your doctor so you know all the facts before proceeding.
thank you. i understand the benefits as well as the risks when its coming to situation that really needed that kind of dangers treatment. but nuclear equipment is beeing treated on light cases as well. i read a bout a woman that was sent to CT, found an amnion growth and today she is grown up with what she belive a cancer growth from that same CT scanner, that probably wasn’t nacecery
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