Loyola University Medical Education Network

Expense, Availability

Radiopharmaceuticals must be stable both pre- and post-reconstitution. If a particular compound performs well for a particular procedure, but is only available at 1 hospital nationwide, its use will be extremely limited. In addition, in the current economic climate, use of radiopharmaceuticals costing hundreds of dollars is limited, especially if less expensive alternates are available.


Stephen Karesh, PhD.

Last Updated: August 14, 1996
Created: March 1, 1996