medical uses of radioactive substances

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medical uses of radioactive substances

A 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.