Characteristics of Specific Radiopharmaceuticals

  • Gopal B. Saha


In Chapter 6 the general principles of labeling methods were discussed, particularly iodination and 99mTc-labeling, and kit preparation of 99mTc-radiopharmaceuticals was described. In this chapter the basic principles of preparation, labeling yield, stability, storage conditions, and other characteristics of several radiolabeled compounds most commonly used in nuclear medicine will be discussed.


Human Serum Albumin Benzyl Alcohol Rose Bengal Stannous Chloride Label Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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