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Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine
Third edition
edited by Richard J. Kowalsky

Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine, 3rd edition contains essential information required by state and federal radiation licensing organizations for authorized nuclear pharmacists or nuclear medicine physicians, and for specialty practitioners preparing to become authorized in these professions.

The book covers key information on:

  • radiation physics and instrumentation
  • radiation protection
  • radiation biology
  • radioactive decay and radioactivity calculations
  • radioparmaceutical chemistry of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) agents
  • licensing and regulatory controls
  • shipping and receipt of radioactive material
  • radiation safety
  • radiation instrumentation
  • radiopharmaceutical preparation, measurement, and quality control
  • diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine practice

Features of the new edition:

  • All chapters have been reorganized and expanded with updated information.
  • Chapter text is supported by references to the primary literature and is enriched by the use of color and the inclusion of more than 200 tables and more than 500 figures to enhance understanding of key concepts.
  • Four new chapters have been added to cover (1) microbiologic control of radiopharmaceuticals, emphasizing USP 797 guidelines; (2) radiopharmaceutical special topics, focusing on formulation problems, pediatric dosing, breast milk excretion, and adverse reactions; (3) molecular imaging and new radiopharmaceutical development; and (4) clinical PET procedures


  1. Radiopharmaceuticals, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Pharmacy
  2. Radioactive Decay
  3. Radionuclide Production
  4. Interactions of Radiation with Matter
  5. Radiation Detection and Instrumentation
  6. Radiation Measurement, Protection, and Risk
  7. Radiation Safety
  8. Radiation Biology
  9. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: General Topics
  10. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: Technetium Agents
  11. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: Nontechnetium Agents
  12. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: PET Agents
  13. The Nuclear Pharmacy
  14. Quality Control in Nuclear Pharmacy
  15. Microbiologic Control for Radiopharmaceuticals
  16. Radiopharmaceutical Special Topics
  17. Molecular Imaging and the Development of New Radiopharmaceuticals
  18. Licensing and Regulatory Control
  19. Brain
  20. Thyroid 21. Heart 22. Lung 23. Liver, Spleen, and Gastrointestinal System 24. Kidney 25. Bone 26. Total-Body SPECT Procedures 27. Clinical PET Procedures 28. Antibodies and Peptides 29. Therapeutic Applications of Radioactive Agents 30. In Vivo Function Studies


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Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine
Third edition
edited by Richard J. Kowalsky

2011 • 741 pages • $183.95 + shipping
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