Introduction of nuclear medicine research in Japan

Masayuki Inubushi, Tatsuya Higashi, Ichiei Kuji, Setsu Sakamoto, Manabu Tashiro, Mitsuru Momose

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There were many interesting presentations of unique studies at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine, although there were fewer attendees from Europe than expected. These presentations included research on diseases that are more frequent in Japan and Asia than in Europe, synthesis of original radiopharmaceuticals, and development of imaging devices and methods with novel ideas especially by Japanese manufacturers. In this review, we introduce recent nuclear medicine research conducted in Japan in the five categories of Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Radiopharmaceuticals and Technology. It is our hope that this article will encourage the participation of researchers from all over the world, in particular from Europe, in scientific meetings on nuclear medicine held in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2449-2452
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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