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What are Radiopharmaceuticals?

Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive chemicals or pharmaceutic preparations, labeled with a radionuclide in tracer or therapeutic concentration. Radiopharmaceuticals are agents used to diagnose certain medical problems or treat certain diseases. They may be given to the patient in several different ways. For example, they may be given by mouth, given by injection, or placed into the eye or into the bladder.

Types of Radiopharmaceuticals

Please refer to the drug classes listed below for further information.