This book has the merit of addressing all aspects related to the diagnostic and therapeutic use of radioisotopes, by exhaustively describing the current clinical applications with an opening on the products under development. But it also explains in a pedagogic way what are the physical principles, technological developments, and regulatory constraints that apply to this field of medicine. This book is intended for the general public and will allow readers, be they neophytes, healthcare professionals, or health policy representatives, to better understand the huge clinical impact of this technique.
At a time when a certain radiophobia was developing in the world as a result of catastrophic nuclear accidents, it was important to explain the interest and the major contribution of nuclear power in medical practice. With this excellent work, Richard Zimmermann shares his knowledge and greatly contributes to the debate.