Nuclear medicine uses radioactive
substance to image the body and treats
Nuclear medicine is a painless, cost
effective technique that treat diseases.
Identifies abnormalities very early in
progress of a disease.
Nuclear medicine procedures are the safest diagnostic
It is painless and cost-effective
Gathers information that might be unavailable or
requires on expensive and risky diagnostic test
Identifies abnormalities very early in the progression of a
The early detection of the disease allows it to be treated
Treats thyroid cancer , blood imbalance and any bony
pain from a certain type of cancer
Has some side effects depending on the body
part that is being examined.
Some side effects that might occur include :
Bleeding, soreness or swelling may occur
during the injection of the radio
pharmaceutical (is a substance used during
the test, the substance localizes a specific
body organ system and gives of energy as
performed to detect
disease by using
You are given a small dose of radioactive material
that localize in specific body organ system.
Trace is eventually collected in the organ and
gives off energy called gamma rays.
The gamma camera detects these rays and
works with the computer to produce images and
measurements of organs and tissue.
How nuclear medicine benefits the
Nuclear medicine does harm the environment but
not so much. Patients don’t need to spend so
much money on testes to find out what wrong
with them they can get a easy treatment that is
painless and that is fast. Nuclear medicine
doesn’t really benefits the community as in being
environmental friendly but it helps the people in
the society with their medical problems that are
Sever and doctor didn’t have a good treatment to
those problem till today so the treatment they get
is better than olden days it doesn’t effect them
badly, its safe for them.
ethical issues of
Doesn’t really have much side effects so
less harm to the body.
Patients with cancer find this treatment
better than others its painless.
It doesn’t cost much too much depending
on what part of the body is being treated.
The radioactive substance that goes into
the body doesn’t allow you to do certain
things for a certain amount of time like
being with a small kid, your not allowed to
Canadian data on nuclear
Canada has supplied more than half of the
worlds nuclear reactor produce
radioisotopes for nuclear medicine.
About one million nuclear medicine
procedures are performed in Canada
Nuclear medicine was formed 60 years
Nuclear medicine was first tested on a
person in Canada 1951november 8 in
Saskatchewan and other cities in Canada
What nuclear medicine
techniques are and what its
Nuclear medicine imaging techniques:
Position emission tomography
Single photon emission computed
What nuclear medicine is useful for
Aneurysms(weak spot in blood vessel
Irregular or inadequate blood flow to
Blood cell disorders and inadequate
function of organs,such as thyroid and
pulmonary function deficiencies, also can