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A '''radioactive tracer''', also called a '''radioactive label''', is a substance containing a [[radioisotope]]. Tracers can be used to measure the speed of chemical processes and to track the movement of a substance through a natural system. Radioactive tracing was developed by [[George de Hevesy]].
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A '''radioactive tracer''', also called a '''radioactive label''', is a substance containing a [[radioisotope]]. Tracers can be used to measure the speed of chemical processes and to track the movement of a substance through a natural system. Radioactive tracing was developed by George de Hevesy.
   
 
The tracers are applied in [[autoradiography]], [[nuclear medicine]], including [[SPECT|single photon emission computed tomography]] (SPECT), and [[positron emission tomography]].
 
The tracers are applied in [[autoradiography]], [[nuclear medicine]], including [[SPECT|single photon emission computed tomography]] (SPECT), and [[positron emission tomography]].
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==Types of tracer used in nervous system studies==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Isotopic tracer]]
 
*[[Isotopic tracer]]
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==References & Bibliography==
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==Key texts==
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===Papers===
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==Additional material==
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*[http://scholar.google.com/scholar?sourceid=mozclient&num=50&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=Radioactive+tracer+neurology Google Scholar]
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==External links==
   
   

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A radioactive tracer, also called a radioactive label, is a substance containing a radioisotope. Tracers can be used to measure the speed of chemical processes and to track the movement of a substance through a natural system. Radioactive tracing was developed by George de Hevesy.

The tracers are applied in autoradiography, nuclear medicine, including single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography.

Types of tracer used in nervous system studiesEdit

See alsoEdit


References & BibliographyEdit

Key textsEdit

BooksEdit

PapersEdit

Additional materialEdit

BooksEdit

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