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Is nuclear medicine used in wars?

I am a 33 year old male. I want to know is nuclear medicine used in wars?

2 Answers

No, never. This has nothing to do with bombs and weapons. We diagnose and treat medical conditions with small amounts of radioactive materials. Nuclear medicine has NOTHING to do with war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edward B. Silberstein, M.A., M.D.
Nuclear medicine is not an arsenal. There have been instances in which radionuclides have been gathered an used in a dirty bomb. Some radionuclides have been used in poisoning. For the most part NM concerns itself with imaging of disease and treatment of disease.