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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-32

Nuclear Medicine from the past to the present: A brief story of its development, key impact areas in current times and its potential for the future

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vandana Kumar Dhingra
Department of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JME.JME_71_20

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In this review, we briefly outline the journey and development of Nuclear Medicine in the Western world in contrast with its development in India and highlight the key areas where this modality has an impact today and likely to develop in the near future. A special mention of the recent developments in clinical Nuclear Medicine including Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) which form the backbone of personalised medicine is made.

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