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Subject: Health Science and Nursing
Number of words: 550
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Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine is a specialized branch of modern medicine that exploits the
process of radioactivity for imaging, diagnosis, and treatment. Many imaging
techniques inject small amounts of radioactive material into the body, which are then
tracked by a sensing device specific to the type of radiation emitted from that
material. Radiation has also been used to destroy diseased tissue, typically beyond
the reach of standard surgical techniques.
Task: Explain the scientific and technical concepts related to nuclear medicine.
Consider the following questions when you construct your response:
What type of radiation is typically exploited in most nuclear medicine
procedures?
How are patients prepared for nuclear medicine procedures?
What are the advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?
What ailments are typically diagnosed and treated via nuclear medicine
procedures?
Evaluate a minimum of three applications of nuclear medicine relating to any
of the following topics: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans Gallium
scans Indium white blood cell scans Iobenguane scans (MIBG) Octreotide
scans Hybrid scanning techniques employing X-ray computed tomography
(CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Nuclear medicine therapy using radiopharmaceuticals
Support your statements with examples. Provide a minimum of three scholarly
references. Write a 23-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to
citation of sources.

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