This study presents data on the dynamic distribution and dosimetry of 111In- and 99Tcm-labelled human non-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG), two recently developed radiopharmaceuticals for the detection of infection and inflammation. Five healthy volunteers were injected with 20-75 MBq 111In-IgG and seven patients were injected with 740 MBq 99Tcm-hydrazinonicotinamide derivative (HYNIC)-IgG. Blood samples, urine and feces were collected. Whole-body gamma camera imaging studies were performed. The activity in source organs was quantified using the conjugate view counting method and a partial background subtraction technique. Dosimetric calculations were performed using the MIRD technique. For 111In-IgG, the mean biological half-times in the blood were 0.90 and 46 h for the a- and b-phase, respectively. For 99Tcm-HYNIC-IgG, these half times were 0.46 and 45 h. For 111In-IgG, the mean cumulative urinary excretion in the first 48 h was 18% of the injected dose, while excretion in the feces was less than 2% of the injected dose. For 99Tcm-HYNIC-IgG, the whole-body retention was always 100% up to 24 h. The mean absorbed doses in the liver, spleen, kidneys, red marrow and testes from 111In-IgG were 0.8, 0.7, 1.2, 0.3 and 0.4 mGy MBq-1 respectively. The mean absorbed doses for 99Tcm-HYNIC-IgG to these organs were 16, 24, 15, 10 and 22 mu Gy MBq-1 respectively. The mean effective dose was 0.25 mSv MBq-1 and 8.4 mu Sv MBq-1 for 111In-IgG and 99Tcm-HYNIC-IgG respectively. In conclusion, the radiation absorbed doses for both 111In-IgG and 99Tcm-HYNIC-IgG are low and, therefore, these radiopharmaceuticals can be administered safely from a radiation risk perspective.