Technetium 99m-methyl diphosphonate

Technetium 99m-methyl diphosphonate (99mTc MDP) is a radioisotope used in nuclear medicine especially for bone scans. Any disease process which results in extracellular fluid expansion will lead to accumulation of this isotope.

Radionuclide profile

  • photon energy: 140 keV
  • physical half life: 6 hours
  • critical organ: bladder

Uses


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Article Information

rID: 25398
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tc 99m MDP
  • 99m-Tc MDP
  • 99mTc MDP

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