Nuclear medicine also offers therapeutic procedures such as radioactive iodine i 131 therapy that use small amounts of radioactive material to treat cancer and other medical conditions affecting the thyroid gland as well as treatments for other cancers and medical conditions. Nuclear medicine imaging is also called radionuclide scanning related journals of nuclear medicine imaging european journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging world journal of nuclear medicine society of nuclear medicine american journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging nuclear medicine scans. Therapy nuclear medicine what precautions need to be taken when a family member or i go home after having radioiodine therapy that uses 131 i radioactive iodine primarily 131 i has been in use in nuclear medicine for both diagnosis and therapy procedures for half a century. The team of nuclear oncology experts is a group of dedicated nuclear medicine physicians dosimetrists radiation oncologists and technicians with extensive experience in nuclear medicine diagnostics therapies. Nuclear medicine therapy the uses of radioisotopes in therapy are comparatively few but nevertheless important cancerous growths are sensitive to damage by radiation for this reason some cancerous growths can be controlled or eliminated by irradiating the area containing the growth
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