Radioisotope In The 1950's

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In a modern era of scientific knowledge, the developing technological innovations spread throughout the world. Through science, such as medicine, helps treating people everywhere; one invention in the 1950's was nuclear medicine, or PET [positron emission tomography] scan that uses radioisotopes to aid treating for diseases to patients (Canadian Nuclear Association). Physicians practicing medicine for radioisotopes have its benefits for any patients, including the minimal exposure of radiation of alpha, beta and gamma ray for technetium-99m used for SPECT; and how this project of the isotopes developed in this world today. Physicians have practiced with radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating for years. There are testimonies with patient's…show more content…
Technetium-99m, one radioisotope that causes less exposure of radiation (as known as rapid half-life), their half-life is six hours. Although their half-life is not the most rapid one of all the collection, but this is more common in the medical practice. New Scientist Magazine (2007) mentions about the general idea of the technetium-99m in medicine: The plant provides to more than half of the world's supply…this breaks down to technetium-99m, which is used in around 80 percent of nuclear imaging procedures, including heart, bone and kidney scans. Doctors often rely on imaging to decide treatment. It is also used for diagnostic testing to find the well-functioning of the organs and to image the skeleton and heart muscle in particular, but also for internal organs such as brain, thyroid, lungs (for perfusion and ventilation), liver, kidney (for structure), bone marrow, etc. for infection and specialized medical studies (radiochemistry.org). According to the 21st century Science and technology magazine, "research is ongoing into the radioisotopes in treating AIDS and other diseases" by using the same medical practice as other procedure used for physicians today. In most cases, the nuclear image from the radioisotopes to help physicians to make a correct diagnosis of the patient's illness…show more content…
One unnamed physician from ANSTO from the Australian government mentioned that "if they do not have any access to the best isotopes for medical imaging, they must resort to tests that are not right as it involves higher radiation dosage which is more expensive." Consumers concerns about the safety of radiation, but unnamed physician also do not recommend the usage of radioisotopes if the element is not considered safe. Thus, the therapeutic and medical purpose of radioisotopes are developing along with further researches across the world to improve the flaws for the consequences for the radioisotopes that will soon be discovered for a new benefit to have a healthy

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