Current and potential therapeutic uses of lanthanide radioisotopes.

  title={Current and potential therapeutic uses of lanthanide radioisotopes.},
  author={Cathy Sue Cutler and Charles Jeffrey Smith and Gary J. Ehrhardt and Tom Tyler and Silvia S Jurisson and Edward Deutsch},
  journal={Cancer biotherapy & radiopharmaceuticals},
  volume={15 6},
In the last 25 years, diagnostic nuclear medicine has come to depend on the versatile chemistry of a single radioisotope, technetium-99m (Tc-99m). Different chelating molecules can be used to guide Tc-99m through various physiological pathways in the body to gain information about disease states. No single radioisotope similarly dominates therapeutic applications. In the field of radioisotope therapy, much discussion and debate have focused on what radioisotope might be "ideal" for treatment of… CONTINUE READING