Mediclinic, City Hospital Dubai, UAE - NM is a type of medical imaging that provides detailed pictures of what is happening inside the body at a molecular and cellular level. Where other diagnostic imaging procedures such as x-rays,computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound predominantly offer anatomical pictures, NM imaging allows physicians to see how the body is functioning and to measure its chemical and biological processes.
Mazin Al Janabi -Nuclear Medicine is a medical speciality that uses the nuclear properties of radioactive elements in the diagnosis or therapy of diseases. The most visible component of this is in the use of gamma-ray emitting radioisotopes to produce images. There is also extensive use of in vitro diagnostic tests, and use of elements decaying with beta radiation producing higher radiation doses as therapeutic agents.
As we reflect back over the day, we are no less than astounded by the degree to which radiation processes have already been harnessed to enrich our life. Recognizing this enormous progress, we can only dream in wonderment over what the future of radiation technology may hold for us and our children. See this article and more at: www.NuclearConnect.org
The first nuclear medicine facilities appeared in the mid-1970s and early 1980s in South America, primarily in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, the economic leaders of the Southern Cone. Today there are over 750 nuclear medicine specialists scattered through the region, including 300 in Argentina and 260 in Brazil.