[Therapy of bone metastases with radium-223. German guidelines].

Pöppel, Thorsten D; Andreeff, Michael; Becherer, Alexander; Bockisch, Andreas; Fricke, Eva; Geworski, Lilli; Heinzel, Alexander; Krause, Bernd J; Krause, Thomas Michael; Mitterhauser, Markus; Scheidhauer, Klemens; Schenck, Marcus; Sonnenschein, Wilfried; Gabriel, Michael (2016). [Therapy of bone metastases with radium-223. German guidelines]. Nuklearmedizin / Nuclear medicine, 55(5), pp. 177-186. Schattauer 10.3413/Nukmed-2016050001

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This document describes the guideline for therapy of bone metastases with radium-223 ((223)Ra) published by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften in Germany (AWMF) under the auspices of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin (DGN), Östereichische Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin (OGN), and Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin (SGNM). This guidance is based on an interdisciplinary consensus. These recommendations are a prerequisite for the quality management in the treatment of patients with bone metastases from prostate cancer using (223)Ra. They are aimed at guiding nuclear medicine specialists in selecting candidates to receive therapy and to deliver the treatment in a safe and effective manner. The document contains background information and definitions. It covers the rationale, indications and contraindications for therapy with (223)Ra. Essential topics are the requirements for institutions performing the therapy, which patient data have to be available prior to performance of therapy, and how treatment has to be carried out technically and organisationally. Moreover, essential elements of follow-up and aftercare are specified. As a matter of principle, the treatment inclusive aftercare has to be realised in close cooperation with the involved medical disciplines.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Clinic of Nuclear Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Krause, Thomas Michael


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Franziska Nicoletti

Date Deposited:

07 Feb 2017 11:34

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01 Nov 2019 18:19

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Radionuclide therapy; Radium-223; alpha emitter; bone metastases; prostate cancer





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