Nuclear Medicine: Radioactive Diagnosis & the Cow

The hope of the atomic age, when it dawned, was that if radioactivity did not kill mankind, it would cure it. It has done neither, and as time has passed, the fact has become increasingly clear that the greater value of nuclear medicine is in its use as a tool for diagnosis. "Therapy today constitutes no more than 1% of our activities," said Dr. James Quinn, director of nuclear medicine at Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital, before a year-end meeting of the American College of Radiology.

Radioisotopes are now commonly introduced into the body's...

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