Yttrium

From Ganfyd

Jump to: navigation, search

Transition metal element.

90Y is used in selective internal radiation therapyā€ˇ. This isotope emits beta radiation to decay into zirconium. Beta radiation penetrates tissue up to 11mm, but on average 2.5mm resulting in a local irradiation. It has a half-life of about 64 hours.

Personal tools