Is hydrogen an isotope?

Answer Hydrogen is an important element that combines with other elements to form numerous compounds such as water, ammonia, methane, table sugar and hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen has three common isotopes,... Read More »

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What isotope is used in brachytherapy?

Iodine-125 is used in brachytherapy, a type of radiation therapy in which radioactive materials are placed in direct contact with the affected tissue. Iodine-125 is used to treat thyroid, brain and... Read More »

How many protons does an isotope of 12/6C have?

Carbon 12 has six protons, as do all carbon isotopes. All isotopes of a given molecule have the same number of protons, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionReferences:U.S. Nuclear Re... Read More »

How to Know If an Element Is an Isotope?

An isotope is an element that has a different amount of neutrons than its standard atomic mass. Some isotopes can be relatively unstable, and thus they can give off radiation as the atom decays. Ne... Read More »

What isotope is used in a PET scan?

Many different isotopes can be used in a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan but the most commonly used is fluoride-18. Some others used include carbon-11, nitrogen-13 or oxygen-15. Patients ar... Read More »