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jojokiw3
 one year ago
Can someone explain to me how radioactive isotopes work to monitor cancerous growth?
jojokiw3
 one year ago
Can someone explain to me how radioactive isotopes work to monitor cancerous growth?

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Kainui
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Unfortunately I'm not too familiar with this so I can't help you I'm afraid, sorry.

jojokiw3
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, 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.

Jadedry
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'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.worldnuclear.org/info/NonPowerNuclearApplications/Radioisotopes/RadioisotopesinMedicine/

jojokiw3
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you know exactly how I definitely want to know! xD
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