Radiation Oncology/Radiopharmaceuticals

  • Radiopharmaceuticals, or medicinal radiocompounds, are a group of pharmaceutical drugs containing radioactive isotopes
  • Radiopharmaceuticals can be used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents
  • Radiopharmaceuticals emit radiation themselves, which is different from contrast media which absorb or alter external electromagnetism or ultrasound
  • Radiopharmacology is the branch of pharmacology that specializes in these agents

List of Nuclear Medicine RadiopharmaceuticalsEdit