(170)Tm-EDTMP: a potential cost-effective alternative to (89)SrCl(2) for bone pain palliation.

@article{Das2009170TmEDTMPAP,
  title={(170)Tm-EDTMP: a potential cost-effective alternative to (89)SrCl(2) for bone pain palliation.},
  author={Tapas Das and Sudipta Chakraborty and Haladhar Dev Sarma and Pankaj Tandon and Sharmila Banerjee and M. Venkatesh and Maroor Raghavan Ambikalmajan Pillai},
  journal={Nuclear medicine and biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={561-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Metastron ((89)SrCl(2)) is a radiopharmaceutical currently used for bone pain palliation in several countries since the long half-life of (89)Sr (50.5 days) favors wider distribution than other radioisotopes approved for this application, which have shorter half-lives. Strontium-89 is not ideal for bone pain palliation due to its high energy beta(-) particle emission [E(beta(max))=1.49 MeV] and is also difficult to produce in large quantities. A (170)Tm [T(1/2)=128.4 days, E(beta… CONTINUE READING