Radiopharmaceuticals have been used clinically for a wide variety of studies which generally fall into three categories.
Table 5 includes a list of every radiopharmaceutical approved for use in the US, the typical procedure for which it is used, and the typical dose administered to an adult patient. The list has been arranged in alphabetical order by procedure name. Doses for pediatric studies must be scaled to the patient's body mass. Table 6 includes a list of positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals used for imaging, mostly in research aplications.
|Stephen Karesh, PhD.||
Last Updated: August 14, 1996