A nuclear medicine physician employs radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose and treat diseases, and/or for research.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine is known to help identify abnormality in the normal functioning of organs such as the stomach, brain and kidneys.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine radiologists use radioactive substances with a pharmaceutical component to determine and treat abnormalities.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN FOR
A nuclear medicine physician can also use radiopharmaceuticals to treat hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancers and other thyroid disorders.
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.