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Greg Jones

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My Idea is to add a marker to medications even at the atomic level that can be picked up by a scanner

My Idea is to add a marker even at the atomic level that can be picked up by a scanner.The progress of the medication could then be tracked throughout the body.Very useful for many medications particularly those that affect the brain.

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  • Oct 15 2013: I'm pretty sure they already do something similar. Its been pretty widely adopted, even.
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      Oct 15 2013: And there was me thinking my epiphany was an original idea? Haven't seen it before, got a link? I thought we would all be stood in front of a scanner at the doctors if it was already widely adopted.
      • Oct 15 2013: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_medicine

        Its used mostly for imaging, not to make sure the medicine spreads throughout the body (which your average medicine does just fine on its own without any intervention). Radiation dosage isn't even all that bad.
        Certain MRI and CT scans can produce similar results through the injection of various materials into the blood stream.
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          Oct 15 2013: Yes I know, but it is not the same concept. I'm talking about adding nano markers at a nano scale to the medication compounds or substances themselves, and being able to track them in real time. Maybe Jassen and Pfizer already use the technology but haven't told us. On a lighter note I'm a serial discovery channel viewer and would have seen it lol. I'm sure such a technology would attract widespread press coverage.Imagine being able to see the movement and concentrations of anti-psychotics in the brain or cancer drugs in real time? It would require a benign substance that naturally degrades that is suitable for returning an accurate signature for a scanner. I envisage a visual output in real time.

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