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Distillations #120 – Nuclear Medicine

In this episode of Distillations, we look at the use of radioactive isotopes in medicine. First, a segment on using radioactive iodine to cure thyroid cancer. And an interview with two scientists who use PET scans to study the effects of alternative treatments like acupuncture and meditation.

Image of PET scan from a former opioid addict under the influence of morphine, circa 1980.

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