The Radiopharmaceutical

After intravenous injection, the calcium analog, 224Ra, is incorporated into areas of active bone mineralization. The degree of uptake correlates strongly with the

Table 4 Contraindications for 224RaCl (Radium Chloride) Treatment

Absolute contraindications Pregnancy, lactation

Adolescents with still-active metaphyseal growth plates Recent bone fractures Relative contraindications

History of hematopoietic diseases

Preceeding treatment with radiation or drugs toxic to the bone marrow Impaired liver function Acute infections Renal impairment

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