We generally come across the two terms in the literature, nuclear pharmacy and radiopharmacy. Is there any difference between the two? In my opinion, there is no difference between the two terms and they can be used interchangeably. The use of one term or the other is a matter of individual choice. For the sake of brevity, the term “radiopharmacy” will be used in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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