|International Journal of Nuclear Medicine Research (Volume 5 Issue 1)|
|Technetium-99m Verses Fluorine-18|
Published: 23 April 2018
A comparison of Technetium-99m and Fluorine-18 properties is carried out. Availability of both radionuclides is described. Radiation doses by their use in SPECT and PET procedures are analysed. Supply and costs of Technetium-99m and Fluorine-18 are compared. Various compounds of these radionuclides used in diagnosis by PET and SPECT are listed. Technetium-99 will continue as a main radionuclide used in diagnostic procedures in foreseeable future.
Radiopharmaceuticals, Technetium-99m, Flourine-18, PET, SPECT, Diagnosis.