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A nuclear chocolate box: the periodic table of nuclear medicine

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Abstract

Radioisotopes of elements from all parts of the periodic table find both clinical and research applications in radionuclide molecular imaging and therapy (nuclear medicine). This article provides an overview of these applications in relation to both the radiological properties of the radionuclides and the chemical properties of the elements, indicating past successes, current applications and future opportunities and challenges for inorganic chemistry.

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Submitted
16 Sep 2014
Accepted
21 Oct 2014
First published
23 Oct 2014

Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 4819-4844
Article type
Perspective
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A nuclear chocolate box: the periodic table of nuclear medicine

P. J. Blower, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 4819
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02846E

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