Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine

Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine
4th Ed.
2020 © American Pharmacists Association
Richard J. Kowalsky; Kara D. Weatherman
ISBN-13: 978-1-58212-283-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-58212-363-9


Completed revised and updated, Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine, 4th Edition is the radiopharmaceutical bible for nuclear pharmacists, nuclear medicine physicians, and nuclear medicine technologists. Useful in educational programs across these disciplines, it also serves as a key reference in preparation for specialty board examination in nuclear medicine and nuclear pharmacy. The book contains essential information required by state and federal radiation licensing organization for specialty practitioners preparing to become authorized nuclear pharmacists or authorized nuclear medicine physicians.

Key Features:

  • • All chapters are entirely reorganized and revised to reflect the latest developments in the field
  • • Chapters new to the fourth edition cover of range of topics including Adverse Reactions to Radiopharmaceuticals, Pregnancy and Pediatrics, Localization Mechanisms of Radiopharmaceuticals, Non-Radioactive Pharmaceuticals, PET Manufacturing, and Radiopharmaceutical Distribution
  • • Over 500 figures and 200 tables—many in full-color—underscore key concepts

Doody's Reviews

Score: 95/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book provides a comprehensive overview of technology for the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals and their therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Written by experts in the field, this fourth edition also includes updated information on regulatory aspects related to the production and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. There are several books in the marketplace related to the subject matter. The authors of this book, however, have taken a holistic approach to select and present the topics. This reference, therefore, is an invaluable source of information for students and professionals working in nuclear pharmacy and nuclear medicine specialties."

-- Rahmat Talukder, PhD, RPh (The University of Texas at Tyler)Doody's Review

"This is the most comprehensive book on basic radioactive principles, nuclear pharmacy practice activities, diagnostic and therapeutic drug preparation and utilization, radiation safety, and nuclear regulations for nuclear pharmacists in the United States. It is an excellent teaching textbook for students and a valuable reference for practitioners."

-- Elaine Mackowiak, BSPharm, MS, PhD, RPh (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - previous edition


The authors expect nuclear pharmacy practitioners and individuals preparing for the BPS Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacy examination to benefit from this reference. Written by experts in the field of nuclear medicine, this fourth edition, like previous editions, is expected to be well accepted by the target audience.

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