Highlight selection of radiochemistry and radiopharmacy developments by editorial board

EJNMMI Radiopharm Chem. 2023 Mar 23;8(1):6. doi: 10.1186/s41181-023-00192-5.


Background: The Editorial Board of EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry releases a biannual highlight commentary to update the readership on trends in the field of radiopharmaceutical development.

Main body: This selection of highlights provides commentary on 21 different topics selected by each coauthoring Editorial Board member addressing a variety of aspects ranging from novel radiochemistry to first-in-human application of novel radiopharmaceuticals.

Conclusion: Trends in radiochemistry and radiopharmacy are highlighted. Hot topics cover the entire scope of EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry, demonstrating the progress in the research field, and include new PET-labelling methods for 11C and 18F, the importance of choosing the proper chelator for a given radioactive metal ion, implications of total body PET on use of radiopharmaceuticals, legislation issues and radionuclide therapy including the emerging role of 161Tb.

Keywords: Highlight articles; Nuclear medicine; Radiochemistry; Radiopharmaceutical Sciences; Radiopharmacy; Trends in radiopharmaceutical sciences.

Publication types

  • Review