Agents Used in a Typical Health System Nuclear Medicine Department

99mTc-pentetateRenal imaging, lung ventilation imaging
99mTc-gluceptateRenal imaging
99mTc-mertiatideRenal imaging
99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acidRenal imaging
99mTc-medronateBone imaging
99mTc-oxidronateBone imaging
99mTc-pertechnetateKit reconstitution, Meckel diverticulum, thyroid scan, first-pass scan, voiding cystourethrogram, testicular scan
99mTc-exametazimeWhite blood cell scan, brain perfusion imaging
99mTc-choletecHepatobiliary imaging
99mTc-macroaggregated albuminLung scan, LeVeen shunt patency
133XeVentilation lung scan
99mTc-sestamibiMyocardial perfusion imaging, parathyroid scan, breast scan
201Tl-chlorideMyocardial perfusion imaging, brain scan
99mTc-ethylene cysteinate dimerBrain imaging
67GaGallium scan
99mTc-sulfur colloid (unfiltered/filtered)Liver–spleen scan, gastric-emptying scan, bone marrow scan, sentinel node or lymphatic imaging
111In-pentetateCisternogram, ventriculoperitoneal shunting
32P-sodium phosphateTherapy for hematologic conditions
131I-human serum albuminBlood volume measurement
131I-sodium iodide (capsule and liquid)Thyroid uptake and treatment, metastatic survey scan
123I-sodium iodideThyroid uptake and scan, whole-body iodine scan
123I-metaiodobenzylguanidineAdrenal, cardiac imaging
89Sr-chlorideBone pain palliation treatment
153Sm-lexidronamBone pain palliation treatment
111In-pentetreotideSomatostatin receptor imaging
111In- and 90Y-ibritumomab tiuxetanLymphoma treatment
131I-tositumomabLymphoma treatment
18F-FDGPET metabolic imaging
18F-sodium fluoridePET bone imaging
82Rb-rubidium chloridePET myocardial perfusion imaging
Nonradioactive agent
 AdenosinePharmacologic stress agent
 AminophyllineReversal of pharmacologic stress
 AtropineAugmentation for dobutamine stress
 DobutaminePharmacologic stress agent
 DipyridamolePharmacologic stress agent
 SincalideCholecystokinin analog for hepatobiliary studies
 CaptoprilAngiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor for renal studies
 FurosemideDiuretic for renal studies
 UltraTag RBC (Mallinckrodt Inc.)Red blood cell labeling (with 99mTc) for gastrointestinal bleeding, equilibrium radionuclide angiography, hemangioma
 Potassium iodideThyroid-blocking agent for metaiodobenzylguanidine, etc.
 Ioversol injectionRadiologic contrast agent, PET/CT
 Iopamidol injectionRadiologic contrast agent, PET/CT
 Diatrizoate meglumine/sodiumRadiologic contrast agent, PET/CT
  • Agents used will vary depending on the procedure protocols for each institution. Cataloging all agents used is an important early step toward medication management compliance, since all agents must be covered under a comprehensive system.