medical uses of radioactive substances(redirected from radioactive substances in medicine)
medical uses of radioactive substancesA generic term that encompasses any use of radioactive substances in diagnostic or therapeutic medicine.
Medical uses of radioactive substances
• Imaging or assessment of physiologic process or pathology (sealed source, nuclear medicine).
• Therapeutic (unsealed source, nuclear medicine).
• Brachytherapy (sealed source).
• In vitro laboratory diagnosis or drug, or other assay of hormones or drugs.