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Handbook of Radiopharmaceuticals: Radiochemistry and Applications




Handbook of Radiopharmaceuticals: Radiochemistry and Applications

Michael J. Welch (Editor), Carol S. Redvanly (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-49560-4 November 2002 862 Pages

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A comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date reference for the newcomer to radiopharmaceuticals and those already in the field.
Radiopharmaceuticals are used to detect and characterise disease processes, or normal biological function, in living cells, animals or humans. Used as tracer molecules, they map the distribution, uptake and metabolism of the molecule in clinical studies, basic research or applied research.

The area of radiopharmaceuticals is expanding rapidly. The number of PET centers in the world is increasing at 20% per year, and many drug companies are utilising PET and other forms of
radiopharmaceutical imaging to evaluate products.
* Readers will find coverage on a number of important topics such as radionuclide production, PET and drug development, and regulations
* Explains how to use radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and therapy of cancer and other diseases
* The editors and a majority of the contributors are from the United States

Production of Radionuclides in Accelerators (Schlyer).

Accelerators available for Isotope Production (Ruth).

Reactor Production of Radionuclides (Mausner and Mirzadeh).

Chemistry of Nitrogen-13 and Oxygen-15 (Clark and Aigbirhio).

Aspects of the Synthesis of 11C-Labelled Compounds (Antoni et al).

Chemistry of Fluorine-18 Radiopharmaceuticals (Snyder and Kilbourn).

Production and Application of Synthetic Precursors Labeled with Carbon-11 and Fluorine-18 (Ferrieri).

Automation for the Synthesis and Application of PET Radiopharmaceuticals (Alexoff).

Design and Synthesis of 2-Deoxy-2-[18F]Fluoro-D-Glucose (18FDG) (Fowler and Ido).

Technetium Radiopharmaceuticals (Mahmood and Jones).

Chemistry of Gallium and Indium Radiopharmaceuticals (Weiner and Thakur).

Chemistry of Copper Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceutical Products (Anderson et al).

Chemistry applied to Iodine Radionuclides (Finn).

Radiobromine for Imaging and Therapy (Rowland et al).

Development of Radiolabeled Probes to monitor Gene Therapy (Shiue and Eck).

Mechanisms of Target Specific Uptake using Examples of Muscarinic Receptor Binding Radiotracers (Eckelman).

Strategies for quantifying PET Imaging Data from Tracer Studies of Brain Receptors and Enzymes (Logan).

Radiopharmaceuticals for studying the Heart (Hwang and Bergmann).

PET Imaging Studies in Drug Abuse Research (Fowler et al).

Research and Clinical Application of Neuroreceptor Imaging (Wagner and Szabo).

Dynamic Neurotransmitter Interactions measured with PET (Schiffer and Dewey).

Tumor Imaging (Hustinx and Alavi).

Radiolabeled Peptides for Tumor Imaging (Knight).

Radiolabeled Anitbodies for Tumor Imaging and Therapy (Zalutsky and Lewis).

Receptor Imaging of Tumors (Non-peptide) (Katzenellenbogen).

Pulmonary Function Imaging with PET Radiopharmaceuticals (Elsinga and Vaalburg).

Considerations in the Selection of Radionuclides for Cancer Therapy (Kassis and Adelstein).

Radiopharmaceuticals for the Study of Liver and Renal Function (Vera et al).
"...a must for all colleagues who are involved in radiopharmaceuticals, either at the bench or at the bedside." (Eur Jnl Nuc Med Mol Imaging, August 2003)

"...a unique text that lives up to its goals...a very competent reference for anyone wishing to immerse themselves into the world of radiopharmaceuticals." (The Annals of Phamacotherapy, Vol. 37, November 2003)

"...every aspect of importance in this field is excellent overview..." (Eur Jnl Med Mol Imaging, 2003)