RESEARCH GROUPS
Radiopharmacology

(Nuclear Medicine)

ABOUT

Radiopharmacology

Radiopharmacology

The clinical use of radiopharmaceuticals for SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is based on the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics properties of radionuclide labelled molecules. The cellular and sub-cellular specific binding of radiopharmaceuticals helps in the diagnosis and therapy of several diseases by identifying the functional abnormality within tissues and cells. SPECT and PET imaging processing and analysis are crucial to obtain meaningful and quantitative data to classify disease stages and assess response to therapy regimens. Our team is dedicated to develop and use new radiopharmaceuticals, to improve radiation dosimetry incumbent to the use of internal radiation sources and to improve processing and analysis by developing software to classify and quantify disease due to cellular functional abnormalities.

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Main Interests

To contribute for the continuous improvement of diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities with radiopharmaceuticals mainly in oncology and neuropsychiatry. To disseminate knowledge about Radiopharmacology and its application to Nuclear Medicine research and clinics.

Methods

Radiopharmaceutical imaging (SPECT and PET/CT); algorithms for radiation dosimetry; quantitative radiopharmaceutical imaging.

Models & Regions

Oncology (brain, breast, gastrointestinal, gynecology, lung, prostate, skin); Neuropsychiatry (mood and affective disorders; neurodegenerative diseases, mainly dementias and movement disorders); Internal dosimetry; Quantitative radiopharmaceutical imaging.

Opportunities

If you are interested on joining our group or learn with us please contact Durval C. Costa and/or Francisco Oliveira at the email addresses below.

durval.costa@fundacaochampalimaud.pt
francisco.oliveira@fundacaochampalimaud.pt

PROJECTS

Radiopharmacology

TEAM

Radiopharmacology

Know our Team

Durval C. Costa

Durval C. Costa, MD PhD FRCR

Group Leader

Ana Canudo

Ana Canudo

Technician

Ana Capacho

Ana Capacho, PharmD

Angelo Silva

Angelo Silva, MD

Bárbara Freitas

Bárbara Freitas

Technician

Carla Oliveira

Carla Oliveira, MD

PhD Student

Diana Dantas

Diana Dantas

Technician

Francisco Oliveira

Francisco Oliveira, PhD

Joana Castanheira

Joana Castanheira, MD

Mariana Silva

Mariana Silva

Technician

Marisa Machado

Marisa Machado

Master Student

Miguel Andrade

Miguel Andrade

Master Student

Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Ferreira

PhD Student

Rita Oliveira

Rita Oliveira

Technician

Rui Parafita

Rui Parafita, MSc

Sandra Chaves

Sandra Chaves

Technician

Sofia Vaz

Sofia Vaz, MD

Sónia Teixeira

Sónia Teixeira

Technician

PUBLICATIONS

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