Nuclear Medicine – What is it and How Safe is it?

Nuclear medicine imaging makes use of small amounts of radiotracers. These are radioactive materials that are injected into the bloodstream, swallowed or inhaled. These radiotracers travel through the area that is under examination. Energy is given off in the form of gamma rays inside the body that are detected, traced, and examined using a special camera. A computer is then used to create images of the organ inside your body.

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