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Methods based on accelerative and radionuclide technologies are more and more invading clinical practice of modern medicine. The aim of this review is to demonstrate the role of nuclear physics techniques for treatment and diagnostics of various disorders. We analyzed data published in the last 50 years in research papers, reports and other open sources considering particulars of electron accelerators and heavy charged particles in radiation and nuclear medicine and presenting the information on prevalence of accelerators and other high-tech medical equipment in Russia and worldwide.

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A. P. Chernyaev

Lomonosov Moscow State University; 1 Leninskie
gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University; 1 Leninskie gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
PhD, Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Head of the Chair of Physics of Accelerators and Radiation Medicine, Faculty of Physics1 ;Head of the Laboratory of Beam Technologies and Medical Physics Russian Federation

S. M. Varzar'

Lomonosov Moscow State University; 1 Leninskie
gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

PhD, Associate Professor, Chair of Physics of Accelerators and Radiation Medicine, Faculty of Physics Russian Federation


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