Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Brian Neilly
    Pages 1-7 Open Access
  3. Ralph McCready
    Pages 9-18 Open Access
  4. Andrew Hilson
    Pages 19-24 Open Access
  5. Liz Clarke
    Pages 25-31 Open Access
  6. Richard S. Lawson
    Pages 33-38 Open Access
  7. Jamshed Bomanji, Peter J. Ell
    Pages 39-46 Open Access
  8. S. Richard Underwood
    Pages 53-62 Open Access
  9. Keith Britton
    Pages 71-76 Open Access
  10. Michael Peters
    Pages 83-93 Open Access
  11. Glen M. Blake, Ignac Fogelman
    Pages 111-120 Open Access
  12. John Buscombe
    Pages 121-128 Open Access
  13. James R. Ballinger
    Pages 129-134 Open Access
  14. E. David Williams
    Pages 135-140 Open Access
  15. Philip J. Blower
    Pages 141-148 Open Access

About this book


The British Nuclear Medicine Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary with this booklet, which reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Since 1949 there have been remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment: from the first devices “home-made” in the many physics departments throughout the UK, to the sophisticated multimodality imagers now in everyday use in Nuclear Medicine. The BNMS has been instrumental in promoting the use of radionuclide techniques in the investigation of pathology by supporting and providing education, research and guidelines on the optimum use of radiation to help patients. The future of Nuclear Medicine is bright, thanks to improved imaging resolution, new radiopharmaceuticals, and new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures.


History of Nuclear Medicine British Nuclear Medicine Society RCR training The Institute of Nuclear Medicine Radionuclide studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph McCready
    • 1
  • Gopinath Gnanasegaran
    • 2
  • Jamshed B. Bomanji
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Nuclear MedicineRoyal Sussex County HospitalBrightonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. of Nuclear MedicineGuy’s and St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Institute of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Ralph McCready
I graduated from Queens University Belfast with a BSc in Physiology and my medical degree. As a houseman I worked in the Royal Victoria Hospital for Dr Frank Pantridge who invented the defibrillator. I was fascinated by his catheter laboratory and decided to study physiology in radiology. I moved to Guys Hospital London to study for an MSc in Radiation Physics and Biology together with a Diploma in Medical Radiological Diagnosis (DMRD). My next position was an S.H.O in the Radiology Department of the Hammersmith Hospital. During a locum in the newly opened Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton I was offered a research position in the Institute of Cancer Research in the Isotope Unit. Eventually I became a Consultant in Nuclear Medicine in charge of the Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound Department for over 40 years. With Nuclear Medicine and the Medical Physics departments at each end of the same corridor I was fortunate to be able to cooperate in many projects involving innovations in nuclear medicine and ultrasound equipment and radiopharmacy. Now retired I still enjoy publishing and presenting at National and International meetings. I am a Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Cancer Research and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, U.K.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A History of Radionuclide Studies in the UK
  • Book Subtitle 50th Anniversary of the British Nuclear Medicine Society
  • Editors Ralph McCready
    Gopinath Gnanasegaran
    Jamshed B. Bomanji
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-28623-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80391-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-28624-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
    History of Medicine
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