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Iran to host 2012 nuclear medicine conference


Iran has been chosen as the venue for the tenth Asia-Pacific Nuclear Medicine Conference which will be held in 2012.

“Iran will host the 10th Asia-Pacific Nuclear Medicine Conference in 2012 due to its high capacity in nuclear medicine,” Fars News Agency quoted the head of Iran’s Nuclear Medicine Association, Mohsen Saghari, as saying on Saturday.

“Iran’s nuclear medicine has achieved considerable progress in the past three decades despite numerous problems including sanctions against the country,” he added.

Saghari also pointed out that the development of Iran’s nuclear medicine has been the result of the development of peaceful nuclear energy in the country.

“Nuclear medicine is costly and needs various kinds of radioisotope,” he further explained.

Nuclear technology is extensively used in industry, agriculture and medicine, especially in the fight against cancer.

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