Radiation Medicine: Past and Present

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The article presents a brief history of the emergence and development of Radiation Medicine. This branch of medicine, being at the junction of medicine, physics and chemistry, goes back to the days when the major scientific discoveries were made. Targeted Radionuclide Therapy, known as ‘Magic Bullet’, has been intensively developed. The list of β-emitting radionuclides used for the treatment of various diseases is expanding. New α-emitting radionuclides have also been involved in the therapy. Russian medicine, albeit with a delay, is following the same path. Targeted radionuclide therapy and the drugs used for it are becoming more and more relevant.

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Vyacheslav Yu. Soukhov

Nikiforov’s All-Russian Center for Emergency and Radiation Medicine

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Email: Soukhov@mail.ru

Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, PhD in Medicine Sciences, radiologist of the highest qualification category, academician of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts, member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine( EANM), member of the All-Russian Interregional Society of Nuclear Medicine( VMOYAM), Coordinator for International Relations of VMOYAM, Deputy Chairman of the North-West Branch of the Society, instructor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Training Center of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), European Society of Therapeutic Radiooncology (ESTRO)

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