Meaning of nuclear medicine in English:

nuclear medicine


mass noun
  • The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The advent of echocardiography, cardiac catheterisation, and nuclear medicine have since improved the diagnosis and investigation of patients with heart failure.’
    • ‘Radiogenic cancers have long latency periods, and the model may therefore overestimate the risk of fatal cancer in a population with a skewed age distribution, such as radiology or nuclear medicine patients’
    • ‘Successful sentinel lymph node biopsy involves quality control and a concerted effort among the nuclear medicine physician, radiologist, surgeon, and pathologist.’
    • ‘Current imaging for bronchogenic carcinoma makes use of plain chest radiographs, CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine.’
    • ‘Angiography or nuclear medicine studies can be useful to localize lower GI bleeding.’
    • ‘Previous attempts to diagnose thromboemboli using radiolabeled antibodies and nuclear medicine imaging have been disappointing.’
    • ‘The weak force is harnessed in modern hospitals in the form of radioactive tracers used in nuclear medicine.’
    • ‘Certain hospitals make use of radioactive material in the research areas of nuclear medicine.’
    • ‘Diagnostic nuclear medicine has also become more common, adding to the average exposure to radiation.’
    • ‘Confirmation of a stress fracture is best made using triple phase nuclear medicine bone scan or magnetic resonance imaging.’
    • ‘Scanning is usually performed in a hospital's nuclear medicine department.’
    • ‘He did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University and completed a residency in nuclear medicine at the University of California, San Diego.’
    • ‘Scan reading was qualitative, performed by two independent, experienced nuclear medicine physicians blinded to the results of the other tests.’
    • ‘The nuclear medicine physician should be aware of certain imaging pitfalls when trying to establish the diagnosis of biliary atresia.’
    • ‘Use of nuclear medicine in the treatment of thyroid disorders is usually contested.’
    • ‘Developing new treatments in nuclear medicine, improving the performance of semiconductors and new methods for monitoring environmental health are all potential outcomes of research at RIA.’
    • ‘Use of the scanner results in an alteration of treatment in about 77 per cent of cases, according to Dr George Duffy, consultant physician in nuclear medicine at Blackrock Clinic.’