The radionuclide is an essential part of the acting part of RDC (Radionuclide Drug Conjugate), which can play a role in killing cancer cells and diagnostic imaging. Types of radionuclides are approved for application in RDC nowadays.
Overview of Radionuclides
Three Types of Radionuclides
|The alpha particle is the least penetrating, but it is powerful enough to damage diseased cells.
|Though the beta particle can only penetrate air and paper, it is commonly used in cancer treatment.
|The most penetrating gamma particle can penetrate air, paper, or thin metal, which is the reason why gamma particle is broadly used in nuclear imaging.