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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-96

Radiation: Risk versus benefit in nuclear medicine

DMRIT, RSO, Department of Nuclear Medicine, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai-05, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.203212

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Radiation has an inherent risk. It has beneficial effects such as ability to ionize, excite molecules and kill undesired body tissues. When it is used for imaging as well as therapeutic purpose. When risk and benefits are compared side by side, benefits far outweigh the possible risks.

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