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Iran: Experts highlight importance of nuclear energy in medicine

Isfahan, Dec 31, IRNA-Growing use of nuclear energy and unbreakable link of the energy with the medical sciences have prompted the countries, owning the technology, to add to their revenues through discovering new applications of the energy, said a group of experts in Isfahan on Saturday.

The experts told IRNA that the countries having no such a technology too have to import them or send their patients to the developed states.

Certain medical experts believe that extensive application of nuclear energy in medical sciences has made progress in the field impossible in absence of the technology.

A number of experts say nuclear substances provide man with high capability for diagnosis of diseases as well as conduction of medical research.

They say availability of the nuclear substances in hospitals is a necessity for medical sciences and dependence on products of other countries will create many problems for hospitals and laboratories.

An emergency expert at Isfahan Nuclear Energy Center Zohreh Bigdeli said the substances required for radioactive photography should be always made available to hospitals, laboratories and the nuclear medical experts, while import of the substances will result in periodic shortage of the materials.

The expert said that nowadays, gradation of chromosomes, scanning all parts of the respiratory, digestive and kidney organs, and treatment of all the bone diseases are possible through nuclear energy.

She referred to high percentage of the thyroid diseases in the society, especially among women, and said more precise diagnosis of the disease and related cancer is only possible through use of the nuclear energy.

She added that no progress in medical field will be possible without using nuclear energy regarding wide application of it in the field nowadays.

Mrs. Bigdeli said nuclear energy is also helpful in diagnosis of the cerebral and kidney diseases.

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