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Why might it be best to give a cancer patient a radioisotope that emits alpha particles when killing a tumor in the liver? A. Alpha particles are high-energy forms of radiation. B. Alpha particles will split the nuclei of atoms in the local area. C. Alpha particles will be absorbed over short distances and not affect other body parts. D. Alpha particles will fuse nuclei of atoms in the local area.

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  1. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    I think option B, but I'm not sure

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohh okie! thank you!!:)

  3. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    :) please wait I try to search with google

  4. anonymous
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    ok!!

  5. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    It is C, since , as I read from a scientific paper, we have: "The radionuclide is chemically bonded to a molecule involved in the metabolism of the organ in question and administered to the patient. In this way, the molecule, radio-labeled, will serve as a tracer focusing in the tumor rather than in healthy tissues (uptake)."

  6. anonymous
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    ohhh okie!! thank you!!:) you're the best!!

  7. Michele_Laino
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    :)

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