© 2014

Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

  • Richard P. Baum

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Radiation Oncology book sub series (Med Radiol Radiat Oncol)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Volkan Beylergil, Jorge A. Carrasquillo, Wolfgang A. Weber, Steven M. Larson
    Pages 3-9
  3. Suresh C. Srivastava, Leonard F. Mausner
    Pages 11-50
  4. F. F. (Russ) Knapp, J. Kropp, K. Liepe
    Pages 51-81
  5. Jacques Barbet, Mickaël Bourgeois, Jean-François Chatal
    Pages 95-103
  6. David M. Goldenberg, Robert M. Sharkey
    Pages 125-138
  7. Yun-Sang Lee, Jae Min Jeong
    Pages 151-163
  8. Gabriele Pöpperl
    Pages 187-198
  9. Flavio Forrer, Dominik Cordier
    Pages 199-205
  10. Mirco Bartolomei, Giovanni Paganelli
    Pages 207-214
  11. June-Key Chung
    Pages 225-232
  12. Christoph Reiners, Markus Dietlein, Frederik Verburg, Markus Luster
    Pages 245-258
  13. Markus Luster, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Johannes W. Smit
    Pages 259-268

About this book


The recent revolution in molecular biology offers exciting new opportunities for targeted radionuclide therapy. The selective irradiation of tumor cells through molecular biological mechanisms is now permitting the radiopharmaceutical control of tumors that are unresectable and unresponsive to either chemotherapy or conventional radiotherapy.

In this up-to-date, comprehensive book, world-renowned experts discuss the basic principles of radionuclide therapy, explore in detail the available treatments, explain the regulatory requirements, and examine likely future developments. The full range of clinical applications is considered, including thyroid cancer, hematological malignancies, brain tumors, liver cancer, bone and joint disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. The combination of theoretical background and practical information will provide the reader with all the knowledge required to administer radionuclide therapy safely and effectively in the individual patient. Careful attention is also paid to the important role of the therapeutic nuclear physician in delivering the effective coordination of a diverse multidisciplinary team that is essential to the safe provision of treatment.


Bone and Joint Disease Brain and Nasopharyngeal Tumors Hematological Malignancies Internal Dosimetry Liver Cancer Nuclear Medicine Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy Radioimmuno Therapy Radioimmunotherapy Radionuclide Therapy Radiopharmaceuticals Thyroid Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard P. Baum
    • 1
  1. 1.THERANOSTICS Center for Molecular, Radiotherapy and Molecular ImagingENETS Center of ExcellenceBad BerkaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
  • Editors Richard P. Baum
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-36718-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51820-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-36719-2
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-4187
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 951
  • Number of Illustrations 300 b/w illustrations, 300 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Nuclear Medicine
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“The text can be considered an up to date encyclopaedia of therapeutic nuclear medicine in which it is possible to find almost all the information needed to work well in this field. Although research continually provides new tools, this publication will for many years remain a pivotal book in the library of all departments working in nuclear medicine. Moreover, the book is also of interest to residents and professionals in nuclear medicine and to all physicians involved in oncology.” (Barbara Russo and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 43, 2016)

“This book, well-organized into 12 chapters, is the first comprehensive updated therapeutic book of nuclear medicine … . The figures are clear and superb in quality, and the tables are useful to demonstrate the most salient points. … the information provided is sufficient and stated clearly. This book should be the ideal reference for the trainees as well as practitioners in the fields of not only nuclear medicine but also oncology, family as well as internal medicine.” (E. Edmund Kim, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, November, 2015)

“This comprehensive new textbook offers authoritative coverage of the current state of the art in the field. … The textbook provides all of the background knowledge required to safely and effectively treat patients with radionuclide therapy and will become an essential benchbook for any nuclear medicine department involved in radionuclide therapy. … will provide oncology, medical physics, radiotherapy and pharmacy departments with a definitive reference guide to this rapidly expanding area of clinical practice.” (Andy Scarsbrook, RAD Magazine, August, 2015)