How is radiactivedating performed

15-Apr-2018 14:57

A positron-emitting radionuclide is introduced, usually by injection, and accumulates in the target tissue.

Nuclear medicine uses radiation to provide information about the functioning of a person's specific organs, or to treat disease.

In most cases, the information is used by physicians to make a quick diagnosis of the patient's illness.

The thyroid, bones, heart, liver, and many other organs can be easily imaged, and disorders in their function revealed.

Gamma imaging by either method described provides a view of the position and concentration of the radioisotope within the body.

Organ malfunction can be indicated if the isotope is either partially taken up in the organ (cold spot), or taken up in excess (hot spot).

Nuclear medicine uses radiation to provide information about the functioning of a person's specific organs, or to treat disease.In most cases, the information is used by physicians to make a quick diagnosis of the patient's illness.The thyroid, bones, heart, liver, and many other organs can be easily imaged, and disorders in their function revealed.Gamma imaging by either method described provides a view of the position and concentration of the radioisotope within the body.Organ malfunction can be indicated if the isotope is either partially taken up in the organ (cold spot), or taken up in excess (hot spot).The attributes of naturally decaying atoms, known as radioisotopes, give rise to several applications across many aspects of modern day life (see also information paper on The Many Uses of Nuclear Technology).