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Medical Isotopes

Edited by Syed Ali Raza Naqvi

Government College University


Muhammad Babar Imran

Punjab Institute of Nuclear Medicine

Radioisotopes are widely used in the medical field for imaging and therapy of diseases by themselves or by tagging with other molecules that have the potential to target diseased cells. In imaging protocol, the radioisotope, such as technetium-99m or indium-111, decays through ?-radiation emissions, which are located by a scintigraphic camera (SPECT or PET) in the form of 2/3D image formation of the diseased organ. The other kind of radioisotopes, such as Lutetium-177 or Actinium-225, are those that decay through ?/?-decay, which is due to its valuable linear energy transfer that is in clinical use to eliminate diseased cells. This book will cover valuable information about selected diagnostic and therapeutic radioisotopes along with localization mechanisms of radioisotopes directly or through nanoparticles at diseased cells.

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Medical IsotopesEdited by Syed Ali Raza Naqvi

Published: January 7th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77583

ISBN: 978-1-83880-628-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-627-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-629-3

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Radiopharmaceuticals

By Syed Ali Raza Naqvi and Muhammad Babar Imran

Corrigendum to: Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Radiopharmaceuticals

By Syed Ali Raza Naqvi and Muhammad Babar Imran

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2. Gallium-68: Radiolabeling of Radiopharmaceuticals for PET Imaging - A Lot to Consider

By Michael Meisenheimer, Yury Saenko and Elisabeth Eppard


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3. Parathyroid Scintigraphy

By Albena Dimitrova Botushanova and Nikolay Petrov Botushanov


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4. Theranostics: New Era in Nuclear Medicine and Radiopharmaceuticals

By Chanchal Deep Kaur, Koushlesh Kumar Mishra, Anil Sahu, Rajnikant Panik, Pankaj Kashyap, Saraswati Prasad Mishra and Anand Kumar


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5. Localization Mechanisms of Radiopharmaceuticals

By Sana Komal, Sana Nadeem, Zahra Faheem, Arouma Raza, Komal Sarwer, Hijab Umer, Samina Roohi and Syed Ali Raza Naqvi


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6. Radiolabelled Nanoparticles for Brain Targeting

By Dimple Sethi Chopra


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