Investigations of a (99m)Tc-labeled bacteriophage as a potential infection-specific imaging agent.

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Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, ISSN: 0161-5505, Vol: 45, Issue: 7, Page: 1201-8

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Rusckowski, Mary; Gupta, Suresh; Liu, Guozheng; Dou, Shuping; Hnatowich, Donald J.
Medicine; Animals; Bacteriophage M13; Escherichia coli Infections; Isotope Labeling; Metabolic Clearance Rate; Mice; Myositis; Radiopharmaceuticals; Technetium Tc 99m Mertiatide; Tissue Distribution; Life Sciences; Medicine and Health Sciences
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Because bacteriophages (phages) have a natural specificity for bacteria, it may be possible to develop radiolabeled phages as infection-specific agents.