A nuclear medicine physician employs radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose and treat diseases, and/or for research.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
The help of a nuclear medicine expert can be sought to detect many types of cancers, endocrine and neurological disorders.
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 have also used nuclear medicine to treat certain kinds of cancers and bone pains resulting from cancer.
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.