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nuclear medicine

Syllabification: nu·cle·ar med·i·cine

Definition of nuclear medicine in English:

noun

The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment.
Example sentences
  • This includes staff members in mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, physical medicine, and clinics.
  • A learning curve exists for this procedure for the multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians, and pathologists, and caution should be exercised by using quality control measures and validating results.
  • Radiological and nuclear medicine examinations confer a definite (albeit low) long term risk of cancer, but patients undergoing such examinations often receive no or inaccurate information about these risks.

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