echnetium in the Body. As mentioned in a previous problem, Tc-99m is a common radioisotope used in medical imaging. It is a metastable isotope that emits low energy gamma radiation (140 keV) with a half-life of roughly 6 hours. This half-life is extremely long for a metastable state, which makes it useful for studying gamma emission. This particular radioisotope has a biological half-life of roughly 1 day while in a human, and an atomic mass of 1.627 ×× 10−25−25 kg/atom.
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