Comparison of transfer and distribution of technetium and rhenium in radish plants from nutrient solution

Appl Radiat Isot. 2004 Dec;61(6):1203-10. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2004.05.074.


Tracer experiments were carried out to compare the plant uptake behavior of Tc and Re from nutrient solutions. Radish plants, transplanted to nutrient solution including various tracers, showed the same uptake and distribution of 95mTc and 183Re. The trend was the same when the 99Tc and stable-Re concentrations were increased in nutrient solution. The behavior of other elements was different from that of Tc and Re. These findings suggest the possible use of Re as the chemical analogue of Tc in soil solution to plant uptake experiments.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Industrial Waste / analysis
  • Industrial Waste / prevention & control
  • Metabolic Clearance Rate
  • Plant Roots / metabolism*
  • Radioisotope Dilution Technique*
  • Radioisotopes / analysis
  • Radioisotopes / pharmacokinetics*
  • Raphanus / metabolism*
  • Rhenium / analysis
  • Rhenium / pharmacokinetics*
  • Soil Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis
  • Soil Pollutants, Radioactive / pharmacokinetics*
  • Technetium / analysis
  • Technetium / pharmacokinetics*
  • Tissue Distribution


  • Industrial Waste
  • Radioisotopes
  • Soil Pollutants, Radioactive
  • Rhenium
  • Technetium