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Title: Consensus nomenclature rules for radiopharmaceutical chemistry — Setting the record straight

Over recent years, within the community of radiopharmaceutical sciences, there has been an increased incidence of incorrect usage of established scientific terms and conventions, and even the emergence of ‘self-invented’ terms. Here, in order to address these concerns, an international Working Group on ‘Nomenclature in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and related areas’ was established in 2015 to achieve clarification of terms and to generate consensus on the utilisation of a standardised nomenclature pertinent to the field. Upon open consultation, the following consensus guidelines were agreed, which aim to: Provide a reference source for nomenclature good practice in the radiopharma-ceutical sciences; Clarify the use of terms and rules concerning exclusively radiopharmaceutical terminology, i.e. nuclear- and radiochemical terms, symbols and expressions; Address gaps and inconsistencies in existing radiochemistry nomenclature rules; Provide source literature for further harmonisation beyond our immediate peer group (publishers, editors, IUPAC, pharmacopoeias, etc.).
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  1. Forschungszentrum Julich (Germany)
  2. King's College London (United Kingdom)
  3. TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  4. Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
  5. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  6. Keio Univ., Tokyo (Japan)
  7. Seoul National Univ., Seoul (South Korea)
  8. Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  9. Ludwig Boltzmann Inst. Applied Diagnostics, Vienna (Austria)
  10. National Inst. of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD (United States)
  11. VU Univ. Medical Centre, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0969-8051; R&D Project: KBCH139; KB0202011; TRN: US1800586
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Medicine and Biology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0969-8051
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; nomenclature; terminology; consensus guidelines; radiopharmaceutical sciences; nuclear chemistry; radiochemistry
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