PET Clin 2021 Jul;16(3):313-326
Department of Radiology, Hospital Sirio-Libanes, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Department of Radiology and Oncology, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Theranostics describes the pairing of diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic agents with common specific targets. Nuclear medicine is the greatest theranostics protagonist, relying on radioactive tracers for imaging biologic phenomena and delivering ionizing radiation to the tissues that take up those tracers. The concept has gained importance with the growth of personalized medicine, allowing customized management for diseases, refining patient selection, better predicting responses, reducing toxicity, and estimating prognosis. Read More