Nuclear Medicine was introduced shortly after radioactivity was discovered. After 50 years of experience and practice, today Nuclear Medicine plays a key role in the evolution of medicine concerning both diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. While Nuclear Medicine techniques are routinely employed with high quality and safety standards, the discipline itself remains complex and needs to be carefully explained. The usefulness of such techniques is testified by the 60 million procedures performed worldwide on a yearly basis. The selected topics in the menu on the left will help you better understand Nuclear Medicine principles and applications.
"We are the Nuclear Medicine players who invent and prepare diagnosis and therapy medication day after day, and who design and manufacture the complex cameras used for examinations; every trade participating in the implementation of this discipline in hospital or in clinics observed a real lack of information and knowledge in the public arena, and therefore patients, about Nuclear Medicine exams. Yet, the potential of this very functional and targeted medicine approach has become paramount.
With the help of the concerned physicians, we wanted to get closer to patients and explain the different stages of a Nuclear Medicine exam in the simplest possible manner, as well as the origin of radio-pharmaceutical medication and its equipment interaction; most of all, we wanted to shed light on legitimate questions: the advantages and possible risks of such exams."