Artificial radioactive isotopes find application in
Artificial radioactive isotopes are formed when an atom is bombed with an accelerator or exposing it to slow-moving neutrons in a nuclear reactor.
Artificial radioactive isotopes find application in the medical field.
Artificially radioactive isotopes can be used in the treatment of disease as well as in its diagnosis. For example, an artificially radioactive isotope of cobalt is used to treat some types of cancer patients. The radiation from the cobalt damages cancerous cells and may prevent the spread of the disease.