As the demand for radiopharmacists continues to increase, Sampson's Textbook of Radiopharmacy meets the need for specialised information on the use of radiopharmaceuticals in the detection and treatment of diseases and conditions.
The fourth edition of this well-established book has been completely revised and updated to reflect developments in the science and practice of radiopharmacy.
The book is divided into the following six sections:
Sampson's Textbook of Radiopharmacy
- physics applied to radiopharmacy
- medicinal radio-elements
- radiopharmacology and radiopharmacokinetics
- radiopharmaceutics: formulation, preparation and quality assurance
- radiopharmacy practice
- new techniques for design and testing of radiopharmaceuticals.
is supported by the UK Radiopharmacy Group and includes contributions from experts worldwide. It is the only up-to-date reference that covers the regulation of radiopharmacy practice in the UK, the USA and Europe.
This book is essential reading for advanced students specialising in radiopharmacy and will serve as a lifelong reference for radiopharmacists practising in PET (Positron Emission Tomography) centres, nuclear medicine centres and radiopharmacies, as well as those working in research or the pharmaceutical industry.Sampson's Textbook of Radiopharmacy
is also available as an eBook
1. What Is Radiopharmacy?
2. Nuclear Structure and Radioactivity
3. Radiation Protection
4. Detection of Radiation
5. Physics Applied to Radiopharmacy - Imaging Instruments for Nuclear Medicine
6. Production of Radionuclides
7. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry - Basic Concepts
8. Fundamentals of Technetium and Rhenium Chemistry
9. Trivalent metals and thallium
11. Radiolabeling Approaches with Fluorine-18
13. Other Radioelements
14. Radiolabelling of Biomolecules
16. Receptors and Transporters
17. Radiation Dosimetry for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
18. Survey of Current Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals
19. Survey of Current Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals
20. Formulation of Radiopharmaceuticals
21. Principles and Operation of Radionuclide Generators
22. Quality Assurance Requirements
23. Quality Control Methods for Radiopharmaceuticals
24. Radiolabelling of Blood Cells - Theory and Practice
25. Particulate Radiopharmaceuticals
26. Design and Operation of Radiopharmacy Facilities
27. Regulation of Radiopharmacy Practice in Europe
28. Regulation of Radiopharmacy Practice in the United Kingdom
29. Regulation of Nuclear Pharmacy Practice in the United States
30. Packaging and Transport of Radiopharmaceuticals
31. Patient Safety and Dispensing of Radiopharmaceuticals
32. The Effect of Patient Medication
33. Use of Drugs to Enhance Nuclear Medicine Studies
34. Molecular Biology Techniques in Radiopharmaceutical Development
35. Chemical Characterisation of Radiopharmaceuticals
36. Evaluation of Radiopharmaceuticals Using Cell Culture Models
37. Animal Models: Preclinical Molecular Imaging, Why and How?
2011, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
"All the chapters describe the real basics of the subject, therefore the book is very suitable as textbook and reference work for students on radiopharmacy or persons working in the field of nuclear medicine...the book is well referenced, so that the reader wishful to deepen any topic, may find a bunch of useful information at the end of each chapter; moreover, beside the obvious target represented by radiopharmacists/radiochemists, we would recommend the book to all the other professionals involved in the field of Nuclear Medicine"
Sergio Todde, University of Milano-Bicocca, Philip Elsinga, LIMCG Groningen, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (EJNMMI) 2011
"...the 4th edition is a very useful book. We are using it in our MSc Radiopharmacy option. lt is more detailed and more up to date than Saha's textbook (our other prescribed book)...The book is well indexed...We will continue to use the book for the course."
Dr Beverley Summers, Department of Pharmacy/ Photobiology Laboratory, Medunsa Campus (UL), South Africa, June 2011.