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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is the use of unsealed radioactive sources in diagnosis, therapy and biomedical research. Sometimes nuclear medicine is described by a triangle with the clinical problem, the radiopharmaceutical and the instrumentation occupying the three corners and with the patient in the center. Since nuclear medicine involves exposure of the patient, the general principles of radiation protection of the patient should be applied.

This module gives some basic information and answers to some frequently asked questions about radiation protection of the patient in nuclear medicine diagnosis, therapy and biomedical research.



 
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