Endorsement of International Consensus Radiochemistry Nomenclature Guidelines

  • Philip ElsingaEmail author
  • Angelika Bischof Delaloye
  • Arturo Chiti
  • Stefaan Vandenberghe
  • Francesco Giammarile
  • Ignasi Carrio
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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 used in the notation of radiopharmaceuticals and related terms.

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

All Editors-in-Chief of the EJNMMI journals strongly recommend 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 if the guidelines are followed.


Philip Elsinga

Angelika Bischof Delaloye

Arturo Chiti

Stefaan Vandenberghe

Francesco Giammarile

Ignasi Carrio


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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 ImagingUniversity Medical Center Groningen, University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine Service, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesHumanitas UniversityMilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of Diagnostic ImagingMilanItaly
  5. 5.MEDISIP-ELIS-IBITECH, Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium
  6. 6.Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section, Division of Human HealthInternational Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria
  7. 7.Department of Radiology and Medical PhysicsHospital de Sant PauBarcelonaSpain

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