radioactive gold


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radioactive gold

Any of the radionuclides of gold, the most commonly used of which is beta- and gamma-emitting 198Au, with a half-life of 2.7 days. It is used clinically as an implant for treating certain cancers; it was formerly popular for scintigraphy.
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Also, when the tests are finished, Clarkson uses a scintillometer to ensure that all radioactive gold particles have been removed from the equipment and gold rooms.
"When we combined the tea compound with radioactive gold nanoparticles, the tea compound helped 'deliver' the nanoparticles to the site of the tumors and the nanoparticles destroyed the tumor cells very efficiently," Katti said.
Kannan attributed the success of the treatment to the inherent properties of radioactive gold nanoparticles.