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Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 49: Ano Ang Nuclear Medicine – At Safe Ba Talaga ‘To?

This episode features Dr. Thomas Neil Pascual, a nuclear medicine physician and Science and Technology Fellow III for the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI). He serves as a technical adviser and research coordinator, providing high-level expertise and advice to researchers while developing and implementing projects aimed at applying quality management in nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging practices.

We talked about why people tend to associate nuclear energy with destruction, the responsible use of nuclear energy to benefit the public, the field of nuclear medicine, some exciting applications of nuclear energy in health that Filipinos can look forward to, and more.

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Dr. Pascual will be the resource speaker for “Nuclear Science and Technology Applications: Frontiers in Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine,” a virtual talk via Zoom and FB Live on November 26, 2021, at 8:00 AM. Register here:

This episode of the Ask Theory podcast was made possible by the Department of Science and Technology, in celebration of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) happening on November 22-28, 2021.

For more information on the 2021 NSTW, visit and follow the hashtags #2021NSTW, #DOSTTugonSaHamon, and #ScienceForThePeople on social media.

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 49 here:

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