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Radioisotopes in Medicine (Version 2)

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Radioisotopes in Medicine (Version 2) by Earl W. Phelan is a comprehensive guide to the use of radioisotopes in various medical applications. The author provides a detailed explanation of the principles of nuclear medicine, as well as the practical applications of radioisotopes in diagnosing and treating diseases.

One of the strengths of this book is the clear and concise writing style, which makes complex concepts easy to understand for readers with limited background in nuclear physics or medicine. The author also includes numerous examples and case studies to illustrate the real-world impact of radioisotopes in medical practice.

In addition to covering the technical aspects of radioisotope imaging and therapy, Phelan also delves into the regulatory and safety considerations that are crucial in the field of nuclear medicine. This helps readers appreciate the importance of proper handling and disposal of radioisotopes to minimize risks to patients and healthcare workers.

Overall, Radioisotopes in Medicine (Version 2) is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the role of radioisotopes in modern healthcare. Whether you are a medical professional looking to expand your knowledge or a student exploring career options, this book provides a solid foundation in the principles and applications of nuclear medicine.

Book Description:
This is a book in the "Understanding the Atom Series" from the Division of Technical Information, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. The author gives a short overview of the field and outlines the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radioisotopes in medicine with examples of application. The book gives an accurate historical view of the state of medical radiotherapy in 1966. - Summary by Larry Wilson


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