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Introduction: Strontium-89

Description of Strontium-89

Strontium-89: A radioactive compound that is absorbed by the bone. It is used to treat bone pain associated with prostate cancer.
Source: National Institute of Health

Strontium-89: A radioisotope of strontium, a heavy metal found naturally as a non-radioactive element. With a half-life of 50 days, strontium-89 is a beta emitter that is metabolized much like calcium. This agent is preferentially absorbed by osteoblastic bone metastases. (NCI04)
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