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A Meditation on Nuclear Medicine

A visit with Silvia Jurisson, Professor of Chemistry

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: chemistry nuclear pharmaceutical medicine

What are radiopharmaceuticals?

Topics: radiopharmaceuticals radioactive

Radiopharmaceuticals are basically drugs containing a radioactive atom that are used for either imaging or therapy. Ninety-five percent of radiopharmaceuticals are employed diagnostically, the rest therapeutically.