Consensus nomenclature rules for radiopharmaceutical chemistry - Setting the record straight

Nucl Med Biol. 2017 Dec:55:v-xi. doi: 10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2017.09.004. Epub 2017 Oct 2.


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. 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.

Keywords: Consensus guidelines; Nomenclature; Nuclear chemistry; Radiochemistry; Radiopharmaceutical sciences; Terminology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Consensus*
  • Radioactivity
  • Radiochemistry*
  • Radioisotopes / chemistry
  • Radiopharmaceuticals / chemistry*
  • Terminology as Topic*


  • Radioisotopes
  • Radiopharmaceuticals