In the late 1940’s, radionuclides from the Oak Ridge reactor were made available for medical use. Up to that time, most nuclear medical experience had been with the application of phosphorus-32 (32-P) to hematologic diseases and iodine-131 (131-I) to thyroid problems. Both of these radionuclides were found to have valuable therapeutic applications in addition to their diagnostic uses.
KeywordsZinc Toxicity Lymphoma Leukemia Citrate
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