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What is radiolabeling?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Radiolabeling is a technique for tracking the passage of a sample of a substance through a system. The substance is labeled using radionucleotides in its chemical composition. As the radionucleotides decay, their presence can be tracked by detecting the minute amounts of radioactivity emitted. PET scans use this technology.

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