Loyola University Medical Education Network

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
Created: March 1, 1996