Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate (Inhalation Route, Intravenous Route)

Name: Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate (Inhalation Route, Intravenous Route)

Descriptions

Technetium Tc 99m pentetate injection is a radiopharmaceutical. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive agents, which may be used to find and treat certain diseases or to study the function of the body's organs.

Technetium Tc 99m pentetate injection is used to help your doctor see an image of your kidneys and assess how well they are working. It is also used to help your doctor see an image of your brain.

Technetium Tc 99m pentetate injection is also used to help your doctor see an image of your lungs, to see how well they are working and to evaluate patients with blood clots in the lungs.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor with specialized training in nuclear medicine.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of technetium Tc 99m pentetate injection in children to use for the imaging of the lungs and kidneys. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children to use for the imaging of the brain.

Geriatric

Although appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of technetium Tc 99m pentetate injection have not been performed in the geriatric population, no geriatric-specific problems have been documented to date. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving this medicine.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this diagnostic test. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Lung or breathing problems (eg, asthma)—Use with caution. May make this condition worse.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—The image quality of the lung scan may be affected in patients with this condition.
  • Kidney disease—The image quality of the kidney or brain scan may be affected in patients with this condition.
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