Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine
"Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine, 2nd edition," is an essential reference for nuclear pharmacy practitioners, nuclear medicine technologists, and nuclear medicine physicians. It will also be useful as a textbook in programs that educate these practitioners.
The first 12 chapters cover radioactive decay, radiation detection and measurement, radiation protection and risk, radiation safety, radiation biology, licensing and regulatory controls, radionuclide production, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography (PET), the nuclear pharmacy, and quality control. Four of these chapters are written by contributing authors. Together the 12 chapters, all written by nuclear pharmacy practitioners, present the information needed for a pharmacist to become an authorized nuclear pharmacist.
The remaining 11 chapters cover the diagnostic and therapeutic use of radiopharmaceuticals. Chapters on specific body systems (brain, thyroid, heart, lung, liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and bone) are followed by chapters on total body procedures, monoclonal antibodies, in vivo function studies, and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.
About the Authors: Richard J. Kowalsky, PharmD, BCNP, FAPhA, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, and Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Director of the Nuclear Pharmacy at UNC Hospitals, where he has practiced for 32 years.
Steven W. Falen, MD, PhD, is former Director of Positron Emission Tomography and Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is now Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET Services, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia.
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