TechneLite® (Technetium Tc 99m Generator)
TechneLite® is a technetium-99m (Tc 99m) generator that provides the essential medical isotope used by hospitals and radiopharmacies to radiolabel Cardiolite® (Kit for the Preparation of Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi for Injection) and other radiopharmaceuticals requiring Tc 99m used in nuclear medicine imaging procedures. Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m Injection, eluted from the TechneLite® generator, is also used in a number of diagnostic imaging
procedures in adults including brain imaging (including cerebral radionuclide angiography),
thyroid imaging, salivary gland imaging, placenta localization, blood pool imaging (including
radionuclide angiography), urinary bladder imaging (direct isotopic cystography) for the detection
of vesico-ureteral reflux and nasolacrimal drainage system imaging.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m Injection is used IN ADULTS as an agent for: Brain Imaging (including cerebral radionuclide angiography), Thyroid Imaging, Salivary Gland Imaging, Placenta Localization, Blood Pool Imaging (including radionuclide angiography), Urinary Bladder Imaging (direct isotopic cystography) for the detection of vesico-ureteral reflux, Nasolacrimal Drainage System Imaging.
Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m Injection is used IN CHILDREN as an agent for: Brain Imaging (including cerebral radionuclide angiography), Thyroid Imaging, Blood Pool Imaging, Urinary Bladder Imaging (direct isotopic cystography) for the detection of vesico-ureteral reflux.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported infrequently following the administration of Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m Injection.
Radiation risks associated with the use of Sodium Pertechnetate
Tc 99m Injection are greater in children than in adults and, in general, the younger the
child, the greater the risk owing to greater absorbed radiation doses and longer life expectancy.
These greater risks should be taken firmly into account in all benefit-risk assessments involving children.
Since the eluate does not contain an antimicrobial agent, it should not be used after 12
hours from the time of TECHNELITE®, Technetium Tc 99m Generator elution. After the termination of the nasolacrimal imaging procedure, blowing the nose and washing the eyes with sterile distilled water or an isotonic sodium chloride solution will further minimize the radiation dose. As in the use of any radioactive material, care should be taken to minimize radiation exposure to patients and occupational workers. Radiopharmaceuticals should be used only by physicians who are qualified by training and experience and who are licensed in the safe handling of radionuclides.
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