The carrier free radioisotopes play a vital role in the rapidly emerging fields of science and technology, emphatically in the areas of biomedical sciences. Again, the carrier free radioisotopes of transition series elements have achieved special importance due to their favourable nuclear and chemical properties, either in material research or in biomedical applications. In the present review article, the beneficial uses of some carrier free radioisotopes of the second transition series elements such as 90Y, 89Zr, 97,103Ru, 99mTc, 101mRh, 111Ag, 107,109Cd, etc. in the field of nuclear medicine has been discussed. Some probable routes for production of these radionuclides have also been indicated.
Citation: Mukhopadhyay B, Mukhopadhyay K (2011) Applications of the Carrier Free Radioisotopes of Second Transition Series Elements in the Field of Nuclear Medicine. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 2:115. doi: 10.4172/2155-9619.1000115