Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

What diseases can be diagnosed with Nuclear medicine?

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With more than 18 million NM procedures performed in US every year and as many procedures carried out in the rest of the world, we need to know how patients can benefit from it, too.

There are plethora of diseases that can be diagnosed with nuclear medicine. First it can identify abnormalities deeper in the body without invasive procedures like surgery. Second, it can determine whether certain organs function as they should. Think about your heart. Using NM, it can be identified whether your heart pumps blood adequately, whether enough quantities of blood are delivered to the bran and whether the cells of the brain are functioning normally.

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What is nuclear medicine?

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Here we will try to explain the medicine specialty as simple as possible for general audience.

Nuclear medicine (or NM) is used to diagnose and treat certain diseases in painless and safe way. It gathers medical information, which is otherwise unavailable, or require more invasive diagnostics. Nuclear medicine involved procedures that allow identification of abnormalities long before a disease progresses or detect early stages of diseases that can only be detected in later stages by other diagnostic methods.

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