The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Radiopharmaceuticals:
TC-99M Sulfur Colloid

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this exercise, you should be able to:

  • Prepare a parenteral radioactive drug using appropriate safety and aseptic techniques.
  • Perform quality control tests to assure a product of acceptable purity for human use.
  • Dispense patient doses of Tc-99m Sulfur Colloid applying appropriate radioactive decay calculations.
  • Define radioactivity, radiation, radionuclide, radiopharmaceuticals, and radiochemical purity.
  • Identify the USP requirements for the Tc-99m Sulfur Colloid product.