What is Nuclear Medicine?

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The World Health Organisation has stated that “Nuclear Medicine” is taken to embrace all applications of radioactive materials in diagnosis or treatment or in medical research, with the exception of the use of sealed radiation sources in radiotherapy (1). A number of other definitions have been proposed in the recent literature, though when the term first became widely used its introduction was unaccompanied by precise definition.


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