Contributor Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information of the ANS

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Student Resource
Grade Level
Ninth grade, Tenth grade, Eleventh grade, Twelfth grade
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Medical radioisotopes are neutron-rich isotopes that are used for specific medical applications, such as bone imaging. This student resource page lists all of the isotopes used in medicine, what the purpose of each one is, and how they are obtained (from a reactor or a cyclotron).