Astatine Radiopharmaceuticals: Prospects and Problems.

  title={Astatine Radiopharmaceuticals: Prospects and Problems.},
  author={Ganesan Vaidyanathan and Michael R. Zalutsky},
  journal={Current radiopharmaceuticals},
  volume={1 3},
For the treatment of minimum residual diseases such micrometastases and residual tumor margins that remain after debulking of the primary tumor, targeted radiotherapy using radiopharmaceuticals tagged with alpha-particle-emitting radionuclides is very attractive. In addition to the their short range in tissue, which helps minimize harmful effects on adjacent normal tissues, alpha-particles, being high LET radiation, have several radiobiological advantages. The heavy halogen, astatine-211 is one… CONTINUE READING

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