radiogold


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radiogold

 [ra´de-o-gold″]
any of the radioactive isotopes of gold, especially 198Au; used as scintiscanning agents and antineoplastic agents. See also gold 198.

radiogold

/ra·dio·gold/ (ra´de-o-gold″) one of the radioactive isotopes of gold, particularly 198Au; see gold 198.

radioactive gold

Any of the radionuclides of gold, the most commonly used of which is beta- and gamma-emitting 198Au, with a half-life of 2.7 days. It is used clinically as an implant for treating certain cancers; it was formerly popular for scintigraphy.

radiogold

a radioisotope of gold, especially 198Au, which has a half-life of 2.7 days and emits gamma and beta radiation. See gold-198.