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nuclear medicine

The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radionuclides in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
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nuclear medicine

(Medicine) the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
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nu′clear med′icine

diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.
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Noun1.nuclear medicine - the branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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nu·cle·ar med·i·cine

n. medicina nuclear, rama de la medicina que concierne el empleo de radionúclidos para usos de diagnóstico y servicios terapéuticos.
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We use international guidelines and best practice principles when performing nuclear medicine tests on our patients," he added.
Fees for 74 nuclear medicine tests, including bone, regular thyroid activity, cancerous thyroid activity, radioactive iodine, primary hyperparathyroidism, congenital lachrymal, oesophagus and gall bladder, kidney, spleen, blood vessels, testicles, breast, bone marrow, suprarenal, neuroma, lymph node, prostate and other tests, will cost between KD40 and KD500.
Numair Younis from INMOL, Professor Jameel Ahmed, head of Surgery department Bolan Medical College also gave an over view of the several nuclear medicine tests available for various illnesses and body systems.

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