Upon publication of the First Edition, Fundamentals of Nuclear Pharmacy has emerged as the standard text reference in nuclear medicine. Generously supplemented with charts, tables, and more than 100 illustrations, the new Fifth Edition of this classic text has been thoroughly updated by judiciously replacing obsolete sections with new, cutting-edge material. Each chapter provides the reader with well-delineated descriptions of the subject matter, from the basic atomic structure to the clinical uses of radiopharmaceuticals. Previous editions were highly acclaimed for their clarity and accuracy; Dr. Saha set new standards for making complex theoretical concepts readily understandable for students and practitioners in nuclear pharmacy and nuclear medicine.
1. The Atom 2. Radioactive decay 3. Instruments for radiation detection and measurement 4. Production of radionuclides 5. Radionuclide generators 6. Radiopharmaceuticals and methods of radiolabeling 7. Characteristics of specific radiopharmaceuticals 8. Quality control of radiopharmaceuticals 9. Nuclear pharmacy 10. Radiation dosimetry 11. Radiation regulations and protection 12. In vitro and In vivo nonimaging tests 13. Diagnostic uses of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine Index