Theranostic Imaging of Yttrium-90.

Wright CL, Zhang J, Tweedle MF, Knopp MV, Hall NC
Biomed Res Int 2015 481279 01/01/2015


This paper overviews Yttrium-90 ((90)Y) as a theranostic and nuclear medicine imaging of (90)Y radioactivity with bremsstrahlung imaging and positron emission tomography. In addition, detection and optical imaging of (90)Y radioactivity using Cerenkov luminescence will also be reviewed. Methods and approaches for qualitative and quantitative (90)Y imaging will be briefly discussed. Although challenges remain for (90)Y imaging, continued clinical demand for predictive imaging response assessment and target/nontarget dosimetry will drive research and technical innovation to provide greater clinical utility of (90)Y as a theranostic agent.

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