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.
KeywordsMetastatic Bone Lesion Electron Capture Decay Soft Tumor Thyroid Problem False Negative Study
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