Nuclear Medicine Therapy

Side Effects and Complications

  • Luca Giovanella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alice Lorenzoni, Antonella Capozza, Ettore Seregni, Luca Giovanella
    Pages 1-9
  3. Alfredo Campennì, Desiree Deandreis, Monica Finessi, Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Sergio Baldari
    Pages 11-33
  4. Frederik A. Verburg
    Pages 35-42
  5. Arnoldo Piccardo, Luca Foppiani, Sergio Righi, Alberto Garaventa, Stefania Sorrentino, Egesta Lopci
    Pages 65-83
  6. Gaetano Paone, Egbert U. Nitzsche
    Pages 85-99
  7. Clément Bailly, Caroline Bodet-Milin, François Guerard, Nicolas Chouin, Joelle Gaschet, Michel Cherel et al.
    Pages 113-121

About this book


This book considers how Nuclear Medicine treatments have been further developed in the past several years and are now widely applied in clinical practice, especially in oncological patients, in addition to radioiodine therapy for various thyroid diseases. These treatments are very effective when properly indicated, but side effects and complications specifically related to the radioactive drugs and other potential clinical problems should also be considered, since other treatments, e.g. chemotherapy or radiotherapy, are frequently administered before, simultaneously with and/or after radionuclide therapies. 
Consequently, cumulative toxicities and treatment interactions must be considered, and physicians prescribing treatments should be capable of preventing (when possible) and properly diagnosing and treating such side effects and complications. Accordingly, expertise in radionuclide therapy and extensive clinical expertise are required to appropriately manage critical cases.
This book provides essential information on the physiopathology and radiopharmacy of radionuclide treatments and addresses potential side effects and complications by providing a rapid consultation guide for clinicians: synopses, diagnostic flow-charts and treatment schedules for a range of nuclear medicine treatments


Radioiodine Peptide Radio-receptor therapy (PPRT) Radium-223 Side effects Nuclear medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Giovanella
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Centre, Oncology Institute of Southern SwitzerlandBellinzonaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17493-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17494-1
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Nuclear Medicine