Categories of Radionuclides
Methods of Production of Radioisotopes
Radionuclides used in Nuclear Medicine are all synthetic and fall into 4 general categories:
There are many choices of radioisotopes for performing studies in humans. Table 1 below lists these isotopes and gives half-life and photopeak energy values as well as % abundance of each different photon.
|Stephen Karesh, PhD.||
Last Updated: August 14, 1996