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What are nuclear medicine tests?

These tests are used in cancer diagnosis, often in the form of bone, liver and thyroid scans. A small and safe amount of radioactive material is injected into the blood stream where it becomes absorbed in all tissues and bones. Cancerous cells absorb this material at a faster rate than normal, healthy tissue, which helps locate areas of disease.

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