Cumali Aktolun and Stanley J. Goldsmith (eds): Nuclear Medicine Therapy

Springer Science+Business Media, New York, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4614-4020-8
  • Luigi Mansi
  • Mariarosaria Prisco
Book Review

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. Its growth, in parallel with radionuclide diagnostic imaging, the other main pillar of the “molecular building” constructed with our techniques as the principal material, is in the direction of theranostics, the “portmanteau of therapeutics and diagnostics” (Wikipedia). This book is clear evidence that much of the future is already in the present, the clinical indications for the use of radionuclide therapy in malignant and benign diseases today being many and effective.

The book is edited by two well-known authorities in nuclear medicine, Cumali Aktolun, at present working at the Stanford University, and Stanley J. Goldsmith, Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Cornell...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medicina NucleareSeconda Università di NapoliNapoliItaly

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