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Application in Oncology to Account for 50% of Overall Consumption of Radiopharmaceuticals

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The penetration of radio-therapeutics is expected to be the biggest move in the global radiopharmaceuticals market. Radiopharmaceuticals are increasingly used in the diagnosis and treatment of several diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disorders owing to their characteristics of radioactive decay and the ability of targeted therapeutic irradiation. The global market for radiopharmaceuticals is set to witness a healthy CAGR of 5% during the forecast period of 2019 – 2029. Increasing the application of nuclear medicine in oncology will…

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A radiopharmaceutical is a radioactive pharmaceutical agent that is used for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. For a product to be classified as a radiopharmaceutical agent safe for human use, the preparer must satisfy the State Board of Pharmacy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). [wp_ad_camp_1] A radiopharmaceutical consists of a drug component and a radioactive component. Most radionuclides contain a component that emits gamma radiation. Substances that have varying numbers of protons and neutrons as…

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