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Applications of radiopharmaceutical in nuclear medicine

Othman, Siti Amira (2019) Applications of radiopharmaceutical in nuclear medicine. Series 1 . Penerbit UTHM. ISBN 978-967-2306-01-6

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Abstract

Radiopharmaceuticals are used in the field of nuclear medicine as radioactive tracers in medical imaging and in therapy for many diseases. Common isotopes that are used in nuclear imaging include: fluorine-18, gallium-67, krypton-81m, rubidium-82, nitrogen-13, technetium-99m, indium-111, iodine-123, xenon-133, and thallium-201. In a nuclear medicine diagnostic procedure, small amounts of radiopharmaceuticals are introduced into the body by injection, swallowing or inhalation. The amount of the radiopharmaceutical that is used is chosen to provide the lowest radiation exposure to a patient while ensuring an accurate medical evaluation. A radioisotope used for diagnosis must emit gamma rays of sufficient energy to escape from the body and it must have a half-life short enough for it to decay away soon after imaging is completed. The radioisotope most widely used in medicine is technetium-99m, employed in some 80% of all nuclear medicine procedures. We have great pleasure in presenting this book which is very comprehensive and dependable for various nuclear medicine study. Every topic has been explained intensively to suit the needs of readers.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 02:42
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 02:42
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11879
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