Definitions for nuclear medicine
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.
Origin of nuclear medicine:
the branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells
The branch of medicine that uses radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.
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