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A History of Radionuclide Studies in the UK

50th Anniversary of the British Nuclear Medicine Society

Editors: McCready, Ralph, Gnanasegaran, Gopinath, Bomanji, Jamshed B. (Eds.)

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  • Reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease
  • Explains in detail the evolution of training in Nuclear Medicine in the UK
  • Highlights remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment
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The British Nuclear Medicine Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary with this booklet, which reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Since 1949 there have been remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment: from the first devices “home-made” in the many physics departments throughout the UK, to the sophisticated multimodality imagers now in everyday use in Nuclear Medicine. The BNMS has been instrumental in promoting the use of radionuclide techniques in the investigation of pathology by supporting and providing education, research and guidelines on the optimum use of radiation to help patients. The future of Nuclear Medicine is bright, thanks to improved imaging resolution, new radiopharmaceuticals, and new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures.

About the authors

Ralph McCready
I graduated from Queens University Belfast with a BSc in Physiology and my medical degree. As a houseman I worked in the Royal Victoria Hospital for Dr Frank Pantridge who invented the defibrillator. I was fascinated by his catheter laboratory and decided to study physiology in radiology. I moved to Guys Hospital London to study for an MSc in Radiation Physics and Biology together with a Diploma in Medical Radiological Diagnosis (DMRD). My next position was an S.H.O in the Radiology Department of the Hammersmith Hospital. During a locum in the newly opened Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton I was offered a research position in the Institute of Cancer Research in the Isotope Unit. Eventually I became a Consultant in Nuclear Medicine in charge of the Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound Department for over 40 years. With Nuclear Medicine and the Medical Physics departments at each end of the same corridor I was fortunate to be able to cooperate in many projects involving innovations in nuclear medicine and ultrasound equipment and radiopharmacy. Now retired I still enjoy publishing and presenting at National and International meetings. I am a Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Cancer Research and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, U.K.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • History of the BNMS 1966–2016

    Neilly, Brian

    Pages 1-7

  • A History of Nuclear Medicine in the UK

    McCready, Ralph

    Pages 9-18

  • The Evolution of Training in Nuclear Medicine in the UK

    Hilson, Andrew

    Pages 19-24

  • A Technologists Viewpoint

    Clarke, Liz

    Pages 25-31

  • Evolution of Nuclear Medicine Physics in the UK

    Lawson, Richard S.

    Pages 33-38

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Softcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of Radionuclide Studies in the UK
Book Subtitle
50th Anniversary of the British Nuclear Medicine Society
Editors
  • Ralph McCready
  • Gopinath Gnanasegaran
  • Jamshed B. Bomanji
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28624-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28624-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28623-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80391-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 152
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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