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Radioisotopes for Diagnosis and Treatment: Recent Trends and Path Forward | Original Article

Ashutosh Dash* in Anusandhan (RNTUJ-AN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Nuclear energy can light up the country by providing electricity. But also be used in a variety of other field including health care to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Application of radioisotopes (RI) in health care constitutes one of the most important peaceful uses of atomic energy. Today, over 8,00,000 patient investigations are carried out annually in India spanning over 500 centers using radiopharmaceuticals. As far as radiation therapy is concerned, there are more than 300 radionuclides therapy units operating in over 220 radiotherapy centers in India.