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Nuclear Medicine Therapy

Principles and Clinical Applications

  • Cumali Aktolun
  • Stanley J. Goldsmith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Radionuclide Therapy of Malignant Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stanley J. Goldsmith
      Pages 3-25
    3. Alain S. Abi-Ghanem
      Pages 27-47
    4. Edward B. Silberstein, L. Eugene, S. R. Saenger
      Pages 49-56
    5. Andrew Mallia, Marco Maccauro, Ettore Seregni, Chiara Bampo, Carlo Chiesa, Emilio Bombardieri
      Pages 57-83
    6. Alain S. Abi-Ghanem, Katherine Zukotynski
      Pages 85-100
    7. Roger F. Uren, Robert Howman-Giles, John F. Thompson
      Pages 101-111
    8. Chiara Maria Grana, Giovanni Paganelli
      Pages 113-131
    9. Ettore Seregni, Andrew Mallia, Carlo Chiesa, Gabriele Scaramellini, Maura Massimino, Emilio Bombardieri
      Pages 133-153
    10. Jean François Chatal, Jacques Barbet, Francoise Kraeber-Bodéré, David M. Goldenberg
      Pages 155-163
    11. Concetta De Cicco, Giovanni Paganelli
      Pages 165-175
    12. Seza A. Gulec, Rekha Suthar, Tushar Barot
      Pages 177-198
    13. David K. Leung, Chaitanya Divgi
      Pages 199-205
    14. Robert M. Sharkey, David M. Goldenberg
      Pages 207-237
    15. David M. Goldenberg, William A. Wegener, David V. Gold, Robert M. Sharkey
      Pages 239-255
    16. Chaitanya Divgi
      Pages 257-263
    17. Stanley J. Goldsmith, Scott T. Tagawa, Shankar Vallabhajosula, Anastasia Nikolopoulou, Irina Lipai, David M. Nanus et al.
      Pages 265-277
  3. Radionuclide Therapy of Benign Diseases

About this book


Nuclear Medicine Therapy presents the state of the art in targeted radionuclide therapy, both in clinical practice and contemporary clinical investigation and trials. With contributions from an internationally-distinguished group of physicians and scientists, the book is devoted entirely to the use of nuclear medicine techniques and technology for therapy of malignant and benign diseases. Individual chapters cover the scientific principles and clinical applications of radionuclide therapy and the state of clinical trials of agents currently under investigation in the therapy of tumors involving virtually every organ system.

Due to overlapping interest in techniques, indications, and clinical use, the development of radionuclide therapy attracts considerable input from other medical specialists whose collaboration is essential, including radiation and medical oncologists, hematologists, diagnostic radiologists, hepatologists, endocrinologists, and rheumatologists. And because radionuclide therapy is a rapidly evolving field of nuclear medicine, it is the aim of this volume to appeal to all specialists involved in targeted radionuclide therapy and to contribute to the standardization of the practice globally.


diagnostic radiologists medical physicists radiologic technicians

Editors and affiliations

  • Cumali Aktolun
    • 1
  • Stanley J. Goldsmith
    • 2
  1. 1.Tirocenter Nuclear Medicine CenterIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.& Molecular Imaging, New York-Presbyterian HospitalDivision of Nuclear MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nuclear Medicine Therapy
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Clinical Applications
  • Editors Cumali Aktolun
    Stanley J. Goldsmith
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-4020-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4535-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-4021-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 443
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Nuclear Medicine
    Diagnostic Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

“The intended audience includes trainees learning to perform medical treatments with radioactive materials as well as experienced nuclear medicine physicians and/or radiologists. … this book is a necessary and comprehensive reference. … Each chapter includes numerous appropriate references and has well-placed subheadings, which makes it easy to read. … this book is an excellent reference that discusses both the clinical and practical fundamentals of current and promising new nuclear medicine therapy procedures.” (Karen Kurdziel, Radiology, Vol. 268 (3), September, 2013)

“This book will be helpful to nuclear medicine physicians, residents, and research scientists who are eager to learn the state of the art concerning targeted radionuclide therapy … . book is devoted entirely to nuclear medicine therapy, which includes topics ranging from clinical applications to basic knowledge on nuclear medicine technology and radiobiology related to therapy. … recommend this worthwhile book to clinicians and nuclear medicine scientists. Reading this book will be a good starting point for learning the present status of nuclear medicine therapy.” (So Won Oh and Dong Soo Lee, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 54 (8), August, 2013)

“This book is a rara avis (rare bird), being entirely devoted to the principles and clinical applications of radionuclide therapy, a fundamental branch of nuclear medicine, which is continually growing in its applications outside its historic territory centred on thyroid diseases. … the book would be very useful both for practitioners in radionuclide therapy and for residents in nuclear medicine (or radiology). Finally, this book may be suggested to physicists and to all those who have a strong interest in radionuclide therapy.” (Luigi Mansi and Mariarosaria Prisco, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 40, 2013)