Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2020. Vol. 65. No. 2. P. 68–81

B.Ya. Narkevich1,2, A.V. Khmelev3,4, V.V. Krylov5, T.Yu. Kochetova5

Development of a Concise Glossary of Nuclear Medicine Terms

1 N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center for Oncology, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia
2 Association of Medical Physicists of Russia, Moscow, Russia
3 Research Institute — Republican Research Scientific and Consulting Center for Expertise, Moscow, Russia
4 Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia
5 A. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Center — branch of the National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia

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The development of domestic nuclear medicine necessitates the development and systematization of the most frequently used terms with scientifically based interpretation of their respective concepts. It is important to ensure the correct and unambiguous interpretation of the terms not only by professionals in the field of nuclear medicine, but also by specialists in related fields of knowledge. A short glossary of terms in nuclear medicine is presented, which contains all the most frequently used terms in this field and explanations for each of them, adapted for all the above specialists.

Key words: nuclear medicine, terminology, glossary

For citation: Narkevich BYa, Khmelev AV, Krylov VV, Kochetova TYu. Development of a Concise Glossary of Nuclear Medicine Terms. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2020;65(2):68-81. (In Russ.).

DOI: 10.12737/1024-6177-2020-65-2-68-81


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B.Ya. Narkevich
A.V. Khmelev
V.V. Krylov
T.Yu. Kochetova

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Financing. The study had no sponsorship.

Contribution. Article was prepared with equal participation of the authors.

Article received: 12.02.2020.

Accepted for publication: 12.03.2020.