💊 Chemical information
CAS — 15064-65-0.
ATC — V09GX01 (thallium chloride ( 201 Tl)).
ATC Vet — QV09GX01 (thallium chloride ( 201 Tl)).
HALF-LIFE. 73.1 hours.
Thallium-201, in the form of thallous chloride (201Tl), is given by intravenous injection for scanning the myocardium in the investigation of acute myocardial infarction. It is also used for myocardial perfusion imaging in cardiac stress testing of patients with ischaemic heart disease. Adenosine, dipyridamole, or dobutamine may be used to induce pharmacological stress in those patients unable to tolerate exercise. Other uses include muscle perfusion scintigraphy in peripheral vascular disorders, visualisation of brain and thyroid tumours and metastases, and the localisation of parathyroid adenomas and hyperplasia by thallium-201 and technetium-99m subtraction scanning.
Ph. Eur.: Thallous( Tl) Chloride Injection; USP 31: Thallous Chloride Tl 201 Injection.
Proprietary PreparationsAustria: DRN 8103.
Published November 18, 2018.