Therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals

  • Azuwuike Owunwanne
  • Mohan Patel
  • Samy Sadek


There are three types of radiation for therapy: external beam, implantation of radioactive sources and orally or parenterally administered radiopharmaceuticals. This chapter is concerned with the third type. Within the last decade, there has been an increasing interest in developing new radiopharmaceuticals for therapy, especially those used for palliation of pain from bone metastases. 32P-chromic phosphate, 32P-sodium phosphate, 89Sr-strontium chloride, 153Sm-ethylenediaminetetramethy-lene phosphonate (153Sm-EDTMP) and 186Re-1, 1-hydroxyethylidene diphosphonate (186Re-HEDP) are described in this chapter. 131I sodium iodide and 131I-mIBG were covered in Chapter 8.


Polycythemia Vera Phosphonic Acid Osseous Metastasis Bone Cancer Pain Gentisic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azuwuike Owunwanne
    • 1
  • Mohan Patel
    • 2
  • Samy Sadek
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of MedicineKuwait UniversityKuwait
  2. 2.Kuwait Central Radiopharmacy Kuwait Cancer Control CenterMinistry of Public HealthKuwait
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Medicine Faculty of MedicineKuwait UniversityKuwait

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