|Required Education||Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field for entry-level; master's degree or Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry for research and postsecondary teaching positions|
|Projected Job Growth (2014-2024)*||3% (all chemists)|
|Average Salary (2015)*||$77,860 (all chemists)|
Herein, what radioactive elements are used in medicine?
There are about 20 radioactive isotopes used in medicine. Each isotope has its own use in this field. Some of them are: Chromium-51, cobalt 60, Erbium 169, Iodine-125, Iridium-192, Sodium-24, Xenon-133, Selenium-75, Strontium-89, Phosphorus-32 etc.
What is a nuclear test in medicine?
Nuclear medicine imaging procedures are noninvasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. These imaging scans use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers.
How is nuclear radiation used in medicine?
There are many uses of radiation in medicine. The most well known is using x rays to see whether bones are broken. Within radiology, we find more specialized areas like mammography, computerized tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine (the specialty where radioactive material is usually injected into the patient).