We generally come across two terms in the literature: nuclear pharmacy and radiopharmacy. Is there any difference between the two? In my opinion, there is no difference between the two terms and they can be used interchangeably. The use of one term or the other is a matter of individual choice. The term nuclear pharmacy will be used in this chapter.
KeywordsRadioactive Waste Radiochemical Purity Radioactive Material Unit Dosage Quality Control Test
References and Suggested Reading
- Guidelines for the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals in hospitals Special report no. 11. London: British Institute of Radiology; 1979.Google Scholar
- The United States Pharmacopeial Convention. United States Pharmacopeia 32 and National Formulary 27. Chapter <797> pharmaceutical compounding – sterile preparations. Rockville, MD: The United States Pharmacopeial Convention; 2009.Google Scholar