nuclear medicine

noun

Definition of nuclear medicine 

: a branch of medicine dealing with the use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

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But at Stanford’s nuclear medicine department that day, a patient had missed his appointment. Sarah Varney, New York Times, "Inside the Global Relay Race to Deliver Moly-99," 12 Jan. 2018 But at Stanford's nuclear medicine department that day, a patient had missed his appointment. Sarah Varney, Washington Post, "In Wisconsin, Hopes Rise For Production Of A Lifesaving Radioactive Isotope," 16 Jan. 2018 At UC San Diego hospitals, the employee relations board ordered unions to make sure that at least five respiratory therapists, 18 pharmacists, 46 clinical lab scientists and one nuclear medicine technologist show up daily during the strike. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Talks stalled, UC strike to begin Monday morning," 7 May 2018 Campos previously worked at Triton as faculty and program coordinator for the college’s nuclear medicine program. Anna Bybee-schier, chicagotribune.com, "Triton College renews administrator contracts," 2 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, Iran spinning centrifuges allegedly for nuclear medicine while at the same time, threatening the extermination of both Israel and America. Fox News, "Judge Jeanine: You Republicans have screwed up royally," 24 Mar. 2018 His clinical interests include neuroradiology, including brain, spine, head and neck imaging, and nuclear medicine imaging. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Kelsey-Seybold appoints Oscar Longoria managing physician of nuclear medicine," 22 Jan. 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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nuclear medicine

noun

Medical Definition of nuclear medicine 

: a branch of medicine dealing with the use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

More from Merriam-Webster on nuclear medicine

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