In Vivo Radionuclide Generators for Diagnostics and Therapy

Patricia E Edem, Jesper Fonslet, Andreas Kjær, Matthias Herth, Gregory Severin

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In vivo radionuclide generators make complex combinations of physical and chemical properties available for medical diagnostics and therapy. Perhaps the best-known in vivo generator is (212)Pb/(212)Bi, which takes advantage of the extended half-life of (212)Pb to execute a targeted delivery of the therapeutic short-lived α-emitter (212)Bi. Often, as in the case of (81)Rb/(81)Kr, chemical changes resulting from the transmutation of the parent are relied upon for diagnostic value. In other instances such as with extended alpha decay chains, chemical changes may lead to unwanted consequences. This article reviews some common and not-so-common in vivo generators with the purpose of understanding their value in medicine and medical research. This is currently relevant in light of a recent push for alpha emitters in targeted therapies, which often come with extended decay chains.

TidsskriftBioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Sider (fra-til)6148357
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 2016


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