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177Lutetium (177Lu) has gained popularity as the therapeutic radionuclide of choice due to its desirable physical properties. Ideally, the emission characteristics of a therapeutic radionuclide should match the lesion size/volume to be treated to ideally focus energy within the tumour rather than in the tissue surrounding the lesion.

Synonyms - Lu 177, lu177,Lutetium

Lutathera® (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate*) is for the treatment of somatostatin receptor positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), including foregut, midgut, and hindgut neuroendocrine tumors, in adults. 

Synonyms - lu177 dotatate