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Excretion factors for radiopharmaceuticals

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) and the Society for Radiological Protection Medical Sectorial Committee, together with Environment Agency representation have conducted a review of the data regarding average excretion factors for commonly used radiopharmaceuticals. To enable simple calculations, average excretion factors have been established for commonly used radiopharmaceuticals. These are given in an IPEM Advice Note.