Nuclear medicine is the name given to tests and techniques that use a type of substances known as radiopharmaceuticals to identify diseases in early stages. There are many types of tests such as scintigraphy/SPECT, positron emission tomography (PET) or sentinel lymph node testing. The technique or the radiopharmaceutical is chosen depending on the part of the body that is to be observed, or the illness to be treated.

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Francisco Lomeña Caballero

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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