Nuklearmedizin 2021; 60(04): 264-265
DOI: 10.1055/a-1486-5876

Specialist training in Nuclear Medicine and future perspectives

Ausbildung in Nuklearmedizin und Zukunftsperspektiven
Siroos Mirzaei
UEMS Section Nuclear Medicine
John O. Prior
UEMS Section Nuclear Medicine
Mohsen Farsad
UEMS Section Nuclear Medicine
Rainer W. Lipp
UEMS Section Nuclear Medicine
Roland Hustinx
UEMS Section Nuclear Medicine
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We read with the greatest interest the editorial by Carrio et al [1] and would like to express our full support for the idea of strengthening Nuclear Medicine as a clinical specialty. With the introduction and the emerging application of molecular imaging by PET/CT and increasing development and application of different radionuclides in the treatment of various oncological entities, Nuclear Medicine has become an indispensable part of oncological management in many tumor patients [2]. The radionuclide therapy of neuroendocrine tumors, bone metastases, recurrent disease in thyroid cancer, and prostate cancer are some examples of established theranostics in our specialty. This requires, however, thorough basic knowledge of various tumors and of other oncological therapy modalities, as well as risk assessment and management of possible side effects.

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Article published online:
29 July 2021

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