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Using radioactive drugs to see inside your body - Pedro Brugarolas

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Is there a way to detect diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s before they advance too far? Doctors are using injected radioactive drugs that circulate through the body and act as a beacon for PET scanners. These diagnostic tools can detect the spread of diseases before they can be spotted with other types of imaging. So how exactly does this work, and is it safe? Pedro Brugarolas investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Pedro Brugarolas
  • Director Jovan Rakić, Goran Rakic
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Producer Milica Lapcevic
  • Animator Jovan Rakić, Goran Rakic
  • Character Designer Jovan Rakić
  • Editor Goran Rakic
  • Illustrator Jovan Rakić
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Fact-Checker Brian Gutierrez

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