Endorsement of International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines

  • Philip ElsingaEmail author
  • Angelika Bischof Delaloye
  • Arturo Chiti
  • Stefaan Vandenberghe
  • Francesco Giammarile
  • Ignasi Carrio

With the open letter published in EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry by an international working group of experts, the EJNMMI journal family endorses the application of the guidelines in contributions to the journals.

Attached to the letter by the working group is a three-page summary highlighting the most relevant issues in the notation of radiopharmaceuticals and related terms.

The full paper with all recommendations is published in the article “Consensus nomenclature rules for radiopharmaceutical chemistry—setting the record straight Coenen, H.H., Gee A.D. et al., Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Vol. 55, pages v–xi (2017) (”

All editors-in chief of the EJNMMI journals strongly recommend that all manuscripts meet these guidelines upon submission. In addition, all reviewers will be asked to be aware of the guidelines and, wherever possible, to check whether the guidelines are followed.


Philip Elsinga

Angelika Bischof Delaloye

Arturo Chiti

Stefaan Vandenberghe

Francesco Giammarile

Ignasi Carrio


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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Elsinga
    • 1
    Email author
  • Angelika Bischof Delaloye
    • 2
  • Arturo Chiti
    • 3
    • 4
  • Stefaan Vandenberghe
    • 5
  • Francesco Giammarile
    • 6
  • Ignasi Carrio
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center GroningenUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine ServiceCentre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesHumanitas UniversityMilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of Diagnostic ImagingHumanitas Clinical and Research Center – IRCCSMilanItaly
  5. 5.MEDISIP-ELIS-IBITECHGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  6. 6.Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria
  7. 7.Department of Radiology and Medical PhysicsHospital de Sant PauBarcelonaSpain

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