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Radiopharmaceuticals

  • Doina Piciu
Chapter

Abstract

Most radiopharmaceuticals are used for the purpose of medical diagnosis. They usually contain only small amounts of the active substances with a radionuclide attached to them to allow scintigraphic imaging or measurement of the biodistribution. In the case of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, the radiation effect is the target property. Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of radiopharmaceuticals should include radiopharmaceutical and radiation protection aspects and radiation dosimetry in addition to general parameters. The principal characteristics and the main clinical indications of some radiopharmaceuticals with use in endocrinology are presented in Chap. 6.

Keywords

Neuroendocrine Tumor Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy Sodium Iodide Beta Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine TumorsInstitute of Oncology Prof. Dr. Ion ChiricuţăCluj-NapocaRomania

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