Richard’s List of Common Nuclear Medicine Molecules:

 

·        Excludes simple atomic agents: e.g. Xenon and Krypton gases.

·        Excludes non-protein macromolecular agents: e.g. microspheres

 

I. Those painful acronyms:

 

  1. DTPA: diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid
  2. HMPAO: hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime
  3. ECD: ethylene L-cysteinate dimer
  4. FDG: fluorodeoxyglucose
  5. MAA: macro-aggregated albumin
  6. RBC: red blood cell
  7. WBC: white blood cell
  8. IDA: iminodiacetic acid
  9. DISIDA or HIDA: diisopropyl iminodiacetic acid (disofenin).
  10. TIBIDA: trimethylbromo iminodiacetic acid (mebrofenin).
  11. MDP: methylene diphosphonate
  12. HEDP: hydroxyethylenediphosponate
  13. EDPMT: ethylenediaminetetramethylene
  14. MAG-3: mercaptoacetyltriglycine
  15. I-OIH: [131I]-orthoiodohippurate
  16. DMSA: dimercaptosuccinic acid
  17. MIBG: metaiodobenzylguanidine
  18. BGO: Bismuth germanate
  19. LSO: Lutetium oxyorthosilicate
  20. GSO: gadolinium oxyorthosilicate
  21. EDTA: ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid
  22. DTPA: diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid

 

II. Downright evil acronyms:

 

  1. FDDNP: [18F]-fluoroethylmethylamino-2-napthylethylidene malononitrile
  2. NP-59: I-6-B-iodomethyl-19-norcholesterol
  3. ATSM: diacetyl-bis(N4-methylthiosemicarbazone)
  4. FHBG: 9-(4-[18F]-fluoro-3-hydroxymethylbutyl)guanidine
  5. DOPA: 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenyalanine
  6. DOTATOC: DOTA-(D)Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide
  7. DOTA: 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-N’,N’’,N’’’,N’’’’-tetraacetic acid
  8. DFO: desferroxoamine
  9. NODASA: 1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1-succinic acid 4,7-diacetic acid
  10. BAT-TECH: tetraethylecyclohexyl-bis-aminoethanethiol
  11. PTSM: pyruvaldehyde-bis(N4-methylthiosemicarbazone)
  12. TETA: 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-N’,N’’,N’’’,N’’’’-tetraacetic acid
  13. BAD: bromoacetamidobenzyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-N’,N’’,N’’’,N’’’’-tetraacetic acid
  14. CPTA 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-1-(alpha 1,4 toluic acid)
  15. EDTMP: ethylenediamine-tetramethylene phosphonate
  16. MPO: mercaptopyridine-N-oxide

 

II. Just molecules:

 

  1. methylpiperone
  2. adenosine
  3. dipyridamole
  4. dobutamine
  5. lasix
  6. aminophylline
  7. glucosamine
  8. kryptofix 2.2.2
  9. fallylpride
  10. transferrin
  11. glutamine
  12. albumin
  13. chromate
  14. cyanocobalamin
  15. acetate
  16. choline
  17. fluroethylcholine
  18. water
  19. depreotide
  20. capromab: murine monoclonal antibody to prostate specific antigen.
  21. satumomab: murine monoclonal antibody to tumor associated antigen 72 (adenocarcinoma).
  22. lexidronam
  23. apcitide: platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa adhesion molecule
  24. ammonia
  25. octreotide
  26. pentetreotide
  27. ibritumomab tiuxetan: anti-CD20 murine monoclonal antibody.
  28. tositumomab: anti-CD 20 murine monoclonal antibody.
  29. fanolesomab: murine monoclonal antigranulocyte antibody to CD-15.
  30. glucoheptonate
  31. oxine
  32. sestamibi
  33. citrate
  34. tetrofosmin
  35. pertechnetate
  36. iodohippurate
  37. pyrophosphate
  38. sulfur colloid

 

 

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