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Radiation oncology A beta-emitting bone-seeking radioisotope–T1⁄2 50.4 days, used to manage pain in Pts with diffuse bone metastases–eg, with end-stage breast or prostate CA for whom pain medication may be ineffective
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For example, the ratios of isotopes of strontium and lead can be used for determining the geographical origin of the wine.
One of the isotopes of strontium is of Antigone, Oedipus and Electra?
Other isotopes followed rapidly, such as nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur and hydrogen for archaeological, palaeoecological or palaeoclimatological purposes and, more recently, the heavier radiogenic isotopes of strontium and neodymium for determining the provenance of organic and inorganic materials (Pollard & Heron 2008).
The discovery was made by analysis of isotopes of strontium absorbed into teeth like calcium.
In the soil over time, atoms of another naturally radioactive element called rubidium decay into a form of strontium that can be distinguished from other isotopes of strontium that are present.
Isotopes of strontium, oxygen and lead have been used in such studies.