Loyola University Medical Education Network

Categories of Radiopharmaceuticals

Radiopharmaceuticals fall into several different categories : ready-to-use, instant kits for preparation of Tc-99m products, kits requiring heating, and products requiring significant manipulation. Examples of each of these categories are listed in the following chart.

Prepared Products

Instant Tc-99m kits

Tc-99m Kits requiring heating

Products requiring significant manipulation


Stephen Karesh, PhD.

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