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Technitium 99m is the most common radionuclide used in nuclear medicine.

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What is the radionuclide used in most nuclear medicine procedures?

Technitium 99m is the most common radionuclide used in nuclear medicine.

What is nuclear medicine?

Nuclear Medicine is the term given to a study that uses radioactive compounds like radionuclide or radiopharmaceuticals to temporarily 'collect' images from parts of the body to be studied. Radionuclide is usually injected to specific parts of the body to illuminate it and capture images from a gamma camera. The two most common nuclear scans are of the heart and bone.

Nuclear medicine scan?

For most nuclear imaging studies, radionuclide is injected into the patient and the images are taken with a gamma camera suspended above the patient who will be lying on a table. The camera detects the gamma rays emitted from the radionuclide in the patient's body and uses this information to produce an image that shows the distribution of the radionuclide within the body. The image is recorded on film and is called a radionuclide scan.

Are all nuclear medical techniques dangerous?

Most nuclear medicine techniques are not very dangerous at all. They are actually among some of the most safe procedures.

Are all nuclear medical techniques highly dangerous?

Most nuclear medicine techniques are not very dangerous at all. They are actually among some of the most safe procedures.

What kind of rays emitted in nuclear scan?

It depends on the type of scan but by far the most common scan uses "gamma" rays to get a picture. The radionuclide used is Tc99m which gives off gamma rays at 140 kEV, a very suitable energy level for the cameras used in nuclear medicine.

Except energy how does the nuclear process help us?

Nuclear fission gives us energy by splitting an atom which releases heat. However, the atom that was split is now two atoms of (usually) two different elements. Some of those elements can be used in fields such as nuclear medicine, which can be used to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. The best example of this is the production of molybdenum, which is used to supply technetium, the most common radionuclide used in nuclear medicine.

Is there hair loss after nuclear medicine?

No. If you are considering hair loss as the result of high levels of radiation dose, nuclear medicine scans don't give anywhere near enough radiation to cause that. In fact, most common nuclear medicine scans deliver less radiation than a CT scan.

How is medicine used today?

Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine ImagingIn Nuclear Medicine imaging, radiopharmaceuticals are taken internally, for example intravenously or orally. Then, external detectors (gamma cameras) capture and form images from the radiation emitted by the radiopharmaceuticals. This process is unlike a diagnostic X-ray where external radiation is passed through the body to form an image. Nuclear medicine imaging may also be referred to as radionuclide imaging or nuclear scintigraphy.Nuclear medicine tests differ from most other imaging modalities in that diagnostic tests primarily show the physiological function of the system being investigated as opposed to traditional anatomical imaging such as CT or MRI. Nuclear Medicine imaging studies are generally more organ or tissue specific (e.g.: lungs scan, heart scan, bone scan, brain scan, etc.) than those in conventional radiology imaging, which focus on a particular section of the body (e.g.: chest X-ray, abdomen/pelvis CT scan, head CT scan, etc.). In addition, there are nuclear medicine studies that allow imaging of the whole body based on certain cellular receptors or functions. Examples are whole body PET or PET/CT scans, Gallium scans, white blood cell scans, MIBG and Octreotide scans.Nuclear Medicine TherapyIn Nuclear Medicine therapy, the radiation treatment dose is also administered internally (e.g. intravenous or oral routes) rather from an external radiation source.Molecular MedicineIn the future, Nuclear Medicine may be known as Molecular Medicine. As our understanding of biological processes in the cells of living organism expands, specific probes can be developed to allow visualization, characterization, and quantification of biologic processes at the cellular and subcellular levels. Nuclear Medicine is an ideal specialty to adapt to the new discipline of molecular medicine, because of its emphasis on function and its utilization of imaging agents that are specific for a particular disease Team

How much time for a nuclear reaction to take place?

Most nuclear reactions, on the atomic scale, occur in the sub-picosecond (1 x 10-12) range. When you start talking about larger scales, it depends on geometry and critical mass. If, however, you are talking about half-life, then you are asking a probabilistic question, and that is a function of the specific radionuclide.