What is Theranostics nuclear medicine?

Theranostics is a combination of the terms therapeutics and diagnostics. Theranostics is the term used to describe the combination of using one radioactive drug to identify (diagnose) and a second radioactive drug to deliver therapy to treat the main tumor and any metastatic tumors.

Theranostics, a burgeoning new field arising from nuclear medicine, is the combination of imaging and molecular radiotherapy. Imaging, generally positron emission tomography(PET), is used to identify the tumor.

The map below shows all Designated Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Center of Excellence locations.