Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine how bad the issue is or how to treat a variety of diseases, including types of cancers, heart disease, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities in the body. Since nuclear medicine procedures are able to find molecular activity in the body, they can spot important information to identify a disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapy to better their health.

http://www.nibib.nih.gov/science-education/science-topics/nuclear-medicine

This link could give you deeper understand on what Nuclear Medicine is and its risks. It also gives you different examples of nuclear medicine techniques.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/History-of-Nuclear-Medicine.aspx

In this link you can find background history of how this nuclear medicine technique innovated within years.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Nuclear-Medicine-Analysis.aspx

In this link you are able to get more information on how the process of analyzing tumors or any other defect happen with the radiation equipment.

http://www.snmmi.org/AboutSNMMI/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=6433

The positive outcome of using this nuclear medicine technique: "determine the extent or severity of the disease, including whether it has spread elsewhere in the body, select the most effective therapy based on the unique biologic characteristics of the patient and the molecular properties of a tumor or other disease, determine a patient’s response to specific drugs, accurately assess the effectiveness of a treatment regimen, adapt treatment plans quickly in response to changes in cellular activity, assess disease progression, and identifying recurrence of disease and help manage ongoing care"

This is a real life scan, we are able to determine if anything is going wrong without causing too much damage to the human body.

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