Nuclear Medicine Shows a Bright Future in the Field of Medical Imaging
As a special branch of medicine, the nuclear medicine has the potential to extract crystal clear images of the body organs. This particular branch of medical imaging uses the radioactive isotopes or radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This method of medicine has a very bright future because of the ability to produce image for the treatment process. It is based on the cellular function and physiology, instead of relying on physical changes in the tissue anatomy.
In some particular diseases, nuclear medicine can easily identify the problems at an early stage that is rare under other diagnostic tests. There is molecular medicine that helps to understand the biological processes in the cells living organism characterization. The future of nuclear medicine is much secured after the adaptation of the new discipline of molecular medicine that emphasizes on function and utilization of imaging agents in some peculiar disease process.
Under the nuclear medicine treatment radiopharmaceuticals are administered to the patient that can localize to specific organs or cellular receptors. Treatment based in metabolism or uptake is similar to other areas of pharmacology. These radiopharmaceuticals rely on the tissue-destructive power of short-range ionizing radiation. The nuclear medicine scans use some software or hybrid cameras. The practice is often referred to fusion or co-registration such as SPEC/CT and PET/CT. Radioactive isotopes in medicine have the ability to take images of the thyroid, heart, liver, bones and many other organs. This medicine is increasing day by day with accurate results and in future nuclear medicine is going to give some more guaranteed result in the treatment of other serious diseases.