Fallout from nuclear bomb testing presaged today’s radioactive tracers

Excerpt from the February 20, 1965 issue of Science News Letter

NUCLEAR BRAIN  In 1965, researchers developed a way to track radioactive carbon in the body. Today, positron emission tomography (PET) scans work by the same method to diagnose diseases.

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