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What are radioactive tracers?

What are radioactive tracers?

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Asked by I.Helen, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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M. Klose

M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Oct 31, 2018

A radioactive tracer is made up of some chemical compounds that are meant to trace the tissues and provide an image of them. Take note that this is not used to place radiation on the tissues of the body. This is safe so if you are told that you need to do this, you do not have anything to worry about. Some people have already experi...Read More
 

C. Reyes

C. Reyes

Answered May 15, 2018

To understand radioactive tracers it helps to first understand that all substances are made up of atoms and all atoms have a nucleus. The nuclei of some atoms will disintegrate and when they do, they give off energy in the form of particles or waves. This disintegration is called radiation or radioactivity. The radiation can be detect...Read More
 

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