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Effect of Eluting the 99Mo/99mTc Generator More than Once in 24 h on the Efficiency of the 99mTc-MIBI Complex

  • S. H. HassanpourEmail author
  • M. A. Dehghani
  • R. Elhamasl
  • R. Lalehzari


The effect of heating time, heating temperature, the amount of activity added to the MIBI kit, and the age of the formulated kit on the radiochemical purity of 99mTc-MIBI complex is demonstrated. 1-mCi (37-MBq) 99mTc-MIBI samples were prepared using the standard boiling water bath procedure. Qualitative and quantitative studies were done for the samples. The radiochemical purity of 99mTc that had been eluted from two types of 99Mo/99mTc generators was studied. The efficiency of 99mTc-MIBI samples was tested based on these studies. The results obtained show that eluting 99Mo/99mTc generators more than once in 24 h can lead to increased medical risks in patients with myocardial infarction.


99mTc-MIBI elution boiling water bath 99Mo/99mTc generator myocardial infarction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Hassanpour
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. A. Dehghani
    • 2
  • R. Elhamasl
    • 3
  • R. Lalehzari
    • 4
  1. 1.Yasooj BranchIslamic Azad UniversityYasoojIran
  2. 2.Department of Toxicology, Faculty of PharmacyAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran
  3. 3.Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of MedicineShiraz University of Medical SciencesShirazIran
  4. 4.Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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