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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
Decay product produced by a radioactive nuclide.
Measure of radioactive decay stated as the decay rate of 1 disintegration per second
Measure of radioactive decay equaling 3.7 x 10 (10) disintegrations per second
Device used to produce neutron-poor radionuclides; apparatus that accelerates atomic particles, allowing for the production of certain radionuclides
Radioactive disintegration of a nucleus
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
one millionth of a curie
Any one of the more than 1000 species of atomscharacterized by the number of protons and number of neutrons in the nucleus
Giving off radiant energy in the form of alpha,
beta, or gamma rays by the breaking up of atoms
Any isotope that is unstable, thus undergoing decay with emission of characteristic radiation
chemical compound that disintegrates causing the emission of electromagnetic radiation and/or particulate radiation
Any two or more forms of the same element
Any nucleus plus its orbital electrons
Device that generates an image of an organ by
detecting radioactivity within that organ and recording it on film
Who developed the first nuclear (rectolinear) scanner?
Benedict Cassen, PhD in 1951
Who is credited with the discovery of radioactivity?
Henri Becquerel, just 2 months after Roentgen discovered x-rays
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