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Over the past few years great strides have been made by nuclear engineers and health physicists in the production of radioisotopes that are used for medical diagnostics and treatments.
Discoveries based on nuclear science have dramatically improved both longevity and quality of life. Nuclear medicine benefits over 35,000 patients daily in the U.S. in our hospitals and medical clinics. Physicians rely on x-rays to diagnose tumors without the need of invasive surgery. Radiation is being used to treat leukemia and other types of cancer. More than half of all medical equipment used in hospitals is sterilized with radiation. Radioisotopes are used in the development of more than 80 percent of all new drugs. Radiation techniques have played a key role in twelve of the last fifteen Nobel Prizes awarded for medicine and physiology.
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