Radiotheranostics is an innovative field in medicine that combines diagnostic imaging and therapeutic treatment into a single system, designed to improve personalized patient care. By using radioactive isotopes, radiotheranostics allows for precise imaging of disease at a cellular level, as well as the targeted treatment of diseases, particularly cancer. This enables healthcare providers to personalize treatments, track the effectiveness of therapy, and adjust plans as necessary in real-time, significantly improving the potential for successful patient outcomes.
Radioactive isotopes, or radioisotopes, are elements that have an unstable nucleus, and as a result, emit radiation. This process is known as the decay of the radioisotope. In the medical field, this decay has significant uses in both diagnosis and treatment.