Nuclear medicine physicians use small amounts of radioactive tracers to study the body's structure and metabolism to identify and treat diseases.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine can be used to assess Bone Mineral Density to confirm osteoporosis.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine physicians administer radiopharmaceuticals through injections, or by making the patient inhale or swallow them to detect anomalies in one's body.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN FOR
Nuclear medicine physicians sometimes inject radioactive in order to treat some forms of arthritis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Different isotopes are used to diagnose problems in different parts of the body; Iodine-131 settles in the thyroid gland and can reveal a variety of defects in the functioning of the thyroid whereas another isotope, Carbon-14, is useful in studying anomalies of metabolism that underlie diabetes, gout, anemia, and acromegaly.