Nuclear medicine is one of the the most progressive areas of modern medicine and has been studying the possibilities of application of radionuclide pharmaceutical drugs in the diagnosis and treatment of various human diseases, as well as the practical application of the developed methods. Nuclear Medicine also includes such cancer treatments as radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery
Development of Nuclear medicine most actively are applied in oncology and cardiology. Nuclear medicine techniques provide invaluable assistance in all phases of cancer treatment and successfully carry out the following tasks:
Modern Nuclear medicine features an arsenal of radioactive pharmaceutical drugs, by which to explore the functional state of practically all organs and systems of the human body. Most nuclear medicine studies is carried out using isotopes of iodine (I-131) and technetium (Tc-99m). Diagnosis of cancer, conducted by methods nuclear medicine (radionuclide diagnosis), allows to obtain results of high accuracy.