Use of radioiodine in nuclear medicine—A brief overview

Trevor Ferris, Laurence Carroll, Sarah Jenner, Eric O. Aboagye

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Radioiodines have a long history in nuclear medicine. Herein, we discuss the production, properties and applications of these versatile iodine-based imaging and theragnostic agents. There are 38 isotopes of iodine (I) including one stable form (127I). The most common radionuclides used in medical imaging and treatment, including Iodine-123 (123I), Iodine-124 (124I), Iodine-125 (125I) and Iodine-131 (131I), are discussed in this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-108
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Auger
  • Iodine-123
  • Iodine-124
  • Iodine-125
  • Iodine-131
  • iodine
  • positron emission tomography (PET)
  • single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
  • theragnostic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry


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