Properties of the ideal therapeutic radiopharmaceutical
1. pure beta minus emitter.
2. medium/high energy (>1 meV).
3. Effective half-life = moderately long, e.g., days.
4. High target:nontarget ratio.
5. Minimal radiation dose to patient and Nuclear Medicine personnel
6. Patient Safety
7. Inexpensive, readily available radiopharmaceutical.
8. Simple preparation and quality control if manufactured in house.
|Stephen Karesh, PhD.||
Last Updated: August 14, 1996