HOT STUFF. Ionizing Radiation in Medicine. Objectives. History of nuclear medicine Benefits of Nuclear Medicine Radiation Biology: interactions and effects Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications Common Nuclear Medicine procedures. Overview. Over 20 million procedures annually in US
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Ionizing Radiation in Medicine
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FIGURE 4.3 Penetrating power of alpha and beta particles. SOURCE: Courtesy of Joseph Jurcic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
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