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RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS-THERAPUTIC PHARMACEUTICALS

1. The goal of radiopharmaceutical therapy is to deliver a sufficiently large dose to the target organ, tissue, or cell type while limiting the dose to non-target tissue to minimize deterministic effects such as bone marrow suppression and to minimize the risk of cancer.

2. All currently approved therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals emit beta particles.

3. Commonly used therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals include I-131 NaI for hyperthyroidism & thyroid cancer, Sr-89 chloride and Sm-153 lexidronam for relief of pain from bony mets, I-131 and Y-90 labeled monoclonal antibodies for treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

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