By E. B. Silberstein (auth.), M. N. Maisey BSc MD FRCR FRCP, K. E. Britton MD MSc FRCR FRCP, B. D. Collier BA MA MD (eds.)

Nuclear drugs is the bridge among a selected scientific challenge and a suitable try out utilizing radionuclides. it all started as a minor technical software utilized in a couple of branches of drugs, particularly endocrinology and nephrology. despite the fact that, in the course of the international it has now develop into demonstrated as a medical self-discipline in its personal correct, with particular education programmes, distinct talents and a specific method of sufferer administration. even supposing the practicing nuclear medication general practitioner needs to inevitably examine loads of simple technological know-how and know-how, a valid scientific education and a scientific method of the topic is still of primary significance. it's for that reason that we've got tried during this ebook to procedure the topic from a medical point of view, together with the place worthwhile suitable physiological fabric. There exist many fantastic texts which disguise the elemental technology and know-how of nuclear drugs. we've got, consequently, significantly constrained our insurance of those features of the topic to concerns which we felt to be crucial, relatively these which were much less good lined in different texts - for instance, the contents of bankruptcy 21 on Quantitation via Royal and McNeil. equally, we have now incorporated on the finish of a few chapters descriptions of specific recommendations the place we and the authors felt that it'd be beneficial. with the intention to emphasize the scientific method of this publication we've inverted the normal series of fabric in chapters, proposing the scientific difficulties first in each one instance.

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