Technetium agents

Technetium agents based on the technetium-99m (Tc-99m) radioisotope are frequently used agents in medical imaging. A radiopharmaceutical labeled with 99mTc constitutes a coordination complex in which ligands bond to a central atom of 99mTc by coordinate covalent bonds 4 .

The radioactive technetium radiotracer can be chelated to a number of different compounds to create specific radiopharmaceuticals and optimize the functional imaging of various structures:

Physics and imaging technology: nuclear medicine
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tc-99 agents
  • 99Tc agents
  • Tc99 compounds
  • Technetium radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tc 99 radiopharmaceuticals
  • 99Tc radiopharmaceuticals
  • 99mTc radiopharmaceuticals

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  • Nm Thyroid Scan
    99m Tc pertechnatate : showing ectopic thyroid
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  • 99m Tc MDP showing bone uptake
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    99m Tc MAG3 scan showing PUJ obstruction
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  • 99m Tc ECD brain perfusion scan
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