jojokiw3
  • jojokiw3
Can someone explain to me how radioactive isotopes work to monitor cancerous growth?
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jojokiw3
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Kainui
  • Kainui
Unfortunately I'm not too familiar with this so I can't help you I'm afraid, sorry.
jojokiw3
  • jojokiw3
Oh, okay. o.o It's okay anyways, I just saw my bio book mention this but it didn't explain it so I was curious.

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Jadedry
  • Jadedry
I'm not perfectly sure, but I believe that radioactive isotopes act as "tags" or tracers. If you "tag" a cancerous growth with the radioactive material, you would be able to see where the cancer is traveling due due to the output of the isotope. This article sheds a bit of light on the matter : http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Non-Power-Nuclear-Applications/Radioisotopes/Radioisotopes-in-Medicine/
jojokiw3
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If you know exactly how I definitely want to know! xD

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