99mTechnetium-Dextran : Radionuclide Lymphography

R Chanachai, S Intarasupht, L Chanachai

Abstract


     99mTc-Dextran is a new lymphography agent which offers many adventages over the previously utilized radiopharmaceuticals such as 198Au-Colloid, 99mTc-Phytate. It has high specificity for localization in the lymphatic system and is the only one complex dissolves in the lymph. The 99mTc-Dextran kits have more than 90 per cent labeling yield, 4 hours bench-life, and 1 1/2 years shelf-life. The labeled product is remarkably cheaper than the others.

 


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