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    In the past radiation was considered man's adversary.

    Today it is his loyal ally in the?

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    Background: In the past radiation was considered man's adversary.

    Today it is his loyal ally in the combat against various diseases.

    Such combat is particularly successful when the nature of the disease is known.

    This is the radioisotope diagnosis section of the Institute of Medial Radiology.

    Radioactive isotopes help doctors to determine disease, tracer atoms accumulate only in definite organs: gold in the liver, iodine in the thyroid gland, and phosphorus in cancer tumours.

    The patient is injected with a safe amount of a radioactive preparation and is placed on the table with a special radiation counter.

    The radiation picture helps doctors to accurately diagnose the disease.

    Man does not feel radiation. But he can measure it. For this purpose he has developed small instruments and special chambers.

    These determine the general radioactivity of a human being. The thick protective layer blocks outside radiation.

    Such chambers make it possible to evaluate the physical development of human beings.

    Radiation destroys. Radiation therapy has become a powerful tool in the combat against malignant tumours.

    It is particular importance in combating cancer. Today 4/5ths of the cancer patients are successfully treated with this method.

    The doctors at the Institute of Medical Radiology have powerful Soviet-made X-ray rigs at their disposal.

    Radio is becoming a good assistant in Modern medicine.

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