Nuclear medicine notes

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Nuclear medicine notes
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  1. The application of radionuclides to help diagnose and treat a wide variety of
    diseases and disorders as a study of the functions of organ systems
    Nuclear medicine
  2. Decay product produced by a radioactive nuclide.
    Daughter
  3. Measure of radioactive decay stated as the decay rate of 1 disintegration per second
    Becquerel (Bq)
  4. Measure of radioactive decay equaling 3.7 x 10 (10) disintegrations per second
    Curie (Ci)
  5. Device used to produce neutron-poor radionuclides; apparatus that accelerates atomic particles, allowing for the production of certain radionuclides
    Cyclotron
  6. Radioactive disintegration of a nucleus
    Decay
  7. One of a group of nuclides of the same element (same Z number) having the same
    number of protons in the nucleus, but differing in number of neutrons, resulting in different values of A
    Isotope
  8. one millionth of a curie
    Microcurie (uCi)
  9. Any one of the more than 1000 species of atomscharacterized by the number of protons and number of neutrons in the nucleus
    Nuclide
  10. Giving off radiant energy in the form of alpha,
    beta, or gamma rays by the breaking up of atoms
    Radioactive
  11. Any isotope that is unstable, thus undergoing decay with emission of characteristic radiation
    Radioisotope
  12. chemical compound that disintegrates causing the emission of electromagnetic radiation and/or particulate radiation
    Radionuclide
  13. Any two or more forms of the same element
    isotope
  14. Any nucleus plus its orbital electrons
    nuclide
  15. Device that generates an image of an organ by
    detecting radioactivity within that organ and recording it on film
    Rectolinear scanner
  16. Who developed the first nuclear (rectolinear) scanner?
    Benedict Cassen, PhD in 1951
  17. Who is credited with the discovery of radioactivity?
    Henri Becquerel, just 2 months after Roentgen discovered x-rays

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