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Explain how radioisotopes could be used to determine whether intestinal cells or osteoblasts lack the ability to process calcium in a person with osteoporosis


Question asked by: leen4ever

Asked on: 04 Feb 2009

If you use radioisotopes in the body, presumably you can track their progress through the use of machinery that is sensitive to radioactivity.

By seeing whether they are absorbed into the element you want to track within the body, you can see whether they are being absorbed or not and therefore the answer to your question. In other words they are used as tracers inside the body to indicate what is going on.

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Replied at: 09 Feb 2009
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