radiogold colloid

radiogold colloid
A radioactive isotope of gold emitting negative beta particles and gamma radiation, with a half-life of 2.7 days; formerly used for irradiation of closed serous cavities in the palliative treatment of ascites and pleural effusion due to metastatic malignancies, and for liver scans. SYN: 198Au colloid, colloidal radioactive gold.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 198Au colloid — SYN: radiogold colloid …   Medical dictionary

  • gold — A yellow metallic element, atomic no. 79, atomic wt. 196.96654; 198Au (half life of 2.694 days) is used in the treatment of certain tumors, for radiation synovectomy, and in imaging. SYN: aurum. cohesive g. nearly …   Medical dictionary

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