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Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

Therapy using unsealed radioactive sources includes treatment of the thyroid (hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer) using radioactive iodine, pain palliation of bone metastasis using radioactive bone seeking agents and others. Much research is under way to develop new radiopharmaceuticals in order to treat different tumours. This page gives information about basic safety considerations for both general and specific therapy.

More detailed information on safety considerations in radionuclide therapy are given in:



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