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Sampson’s Textbook of Radiopharmacy Fourth Edition

Sampson’s Textbook of Radiopharmacy Fourth Edition

Edited by Tony Theobald



Specialised information on the use of radiopharmaceuticals in the detection and treatment of diseases and conditions

Published1st Dec, 2010
Dimensions246 x 189 mm
Page count744


Sampson's Textbook of Radiopharmacy textbook provides specialised information on the use of radiopharmaceuticals in the detection and treatment of diseases and conditions.   The fourth edition of this well-established book has been completely revised and updated to reflect developments in the science and practice of radiopharmacy. It is divided into six sections:

  • physics applied to radiopharmacy
  • medicinal radio-elements
  • radiopharmacology and radiopharmacokinetics
  • radiopharmaceutics: formulation, preparation and quality assurance
  • radiopharmacy practice
  • new techniques for design and testing of radiopharmaceuticals.

Sampson's Textbook of Radiopharmacy is supported by the UK Radiopharmacy Group and includes contributions from experts worldwide. It is the only up-to-date reference that covers the regulation of radiopharmacy practice in the UK, the USA and Europe.

This book is essential reading for advanced students specialising in radiopharmacy.  It is also a lifelong reference for radiopharmacists practising in PET (Positron Emission Tomography) centres, nuclear medicine centres and radiopharmacies, as well as those working in research or the pharmaceutical industry.


1. What Is Radiopharmacy?
2. Nuclear Structure and Radioactivity
3. Radiation Protection
4. Detection of Radiation
5. Physics Applied to Radiopharmacy - Imaging Instruments for Nuclear Medicine
6. Production of Radionuclides
7. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry - Basic Concepts
8. Fundamentals of Technetium and Rhenium Chemistry
9. Trivalent metals and thallium
10. Radiohalogenation
11. Radiolabeling Approaches with Fluorine-18
12. Carbon-11
13. Other Radioelements
14. Radiolabelling of Biomolecules
15. Radiopharmacokinetics
16. Receptors and Transporters
17. Radiation Dosimetry for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
18. Survey of Current Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals
19. Survey of Current Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals
20. Formulation of Radiopharmaceuticals
21. Principles and Operation of Radionuclide Generators
22. Quality Assurance Requirements
23. Quality Control Methods for Radiopharmaceuticals
24. Radiolabelling of Blood Cells - Theory and Practice
25. Particulate Radiopharmaceuticals
26. Design and Operation of Radiopharmacy Facilities
27. Regulation of Radiopharmacy Practice in Europe
28. Regulation of Radiopharmacy Practice in the United Kingdom
29. Regulation of Nuclear Pharmacy Practice in the United States
30. Packaging and Transport of Radiopharmaceuticals
31. Patient Safety and Dispensing of Radiopharmaceuticals
32. The Effect of Patient Medication
33. Use of Drugs to Enhance Nuclear Medicine Studies
34. Molecular Biology Techniques in Radiopharmaceutical Development
35. Chemical Characterisation of Radiopharmaceuticals
36. Evaluation of Radiopharmaceuticals Using Cell Culture Models
37. Animal Models: Preclinical Molecular Imaging, Why and How?


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