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Radioactive Isotopes

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Roxanne K. Young

Radioactive Isotopes

In general, the expanded terms for radioactive isotopes are used in JAMA and the Archives Journals, as described in 15.9, Nomenclature, Isotopes, with exceptions noted, for example, in radioactive pharmaceuticals and certain chemical notations. The following table lists radioactive isotopes (and their symbols) used in medical diagnosis and therapy (adapted from The Merck Index6). (See also 15.9.2, Nomenclature, Isotopes, Radiopharmaceuticals, and 15.9.3, Nomenclature, Isotopes, Radiopharmaceutical Compounds Without Approved Names.)

Name

Symbol

americium

Am

calcium

Ca

cesium

Cs

chromium

Cr

cobalt

Co

copper

Cu

fluorine

F

gadolinium

Gd

gallium

Ga

gold

Au

indium

In

iodine

I

iridium

Ir

iron

Fe

krypton

Kr

mercury

Hg

phosphorus

P

potassium

K

radium

Ra

radon

Rn

ruthenium

Ru

selenium

Se

sodium

Na

strontium

Sr

sulfur

S

technetium

Tc

thallium

Tl

xenon

Xe

ytterbium

Yb

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