The newest edition of the best selling Essentials of Nucelar Medicine Imaging! The cardiac and neoplasm chapters have been thoroughly updated, there is more discussion and new images related both to gated cardiac SPECT and PET scanning for neoplasms, and the role of new technologies, such as CT angiography for pulmonary embolism and fusion imaging, has also been included.
- Get comprehensive coverage of key techniques such as PET/CT, cardiac-gated SPECT, and tumor-specific radionuclides, as well as Cerebrovascular System, Cardiovascular System, Conventional Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy, and Positron Emission Tomography Imaging.
- Reference practical clinical guidance at a glance from important "Pearls and Pitfalls" in each chapter and. helpful appendices including Injection Techniques, Pediatric Dosages, Non-radioactive Pharmaceuticals, and many more
- Assess your understanding with a section of Unknown Case Sets-expanded in this edition.
- Find information quickly and easily with a full-color format.
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- Apply the latest best practices thanks to extensive updates of clinical guidelines that reflect recent changes in the practice of nuclear medicine, including the use of sodium fluoride (F-18 FDG for infections and Na F-18 for skeletal imaging), suggested radiopharmaceuticals for imaging various types of tumors, and imaging procedures and new classification schemes for pulmonary embolism.
- Effectively use PET/CT in imaging neoplasms with coverage of the most current indications.
- Manage radition safety concerns using quality control procedures for hybrid imaging equipment, patient and radiation safety checklists for I-131 therapy for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, and recommended pediatric administered doses and guidelines.
- Get a clear view of the current state of imaging from high-quality images - 35% new to this edition.
"Well organized, understandable, and a quick read, this text is an excellent resource... The book is very affordable, especially considering its value in everyday practice."
- Radiology - October 2007
Table of Contents
- Ch. 1 Radioactivity, Radionuclides, and Radiopharmaceuticals
- Ch. 2 Instrumentation
- Ch. 3 Quality Control
- Ch. 4 Cerebrovascular System
- Ch. 5 Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Salivary Glands
- Ch. 6 Cardiovascular System
- Ch. 7 Respiratory System
- Ch. 8 Gastrointestinal Tract
- Ch. 9 Skeletal System
- Ch. 10 Genitourinary System and Adrenal Glands
- Ch. 11 Conventional Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy
- Ch. 12 Genitourinary System
- Ch. 13 Inflammation and Infection Imaging
- Ch. 14 Legal Requirements and Radiation Safety
- Self Evaluation Section
- Unknown Case Sets
- Answers to Unknown Case Sets
- A. Characteristics of Radionuclides for Imaging Therapy
- B-1. Radioactivity Conversion Table for International System (SI) Units (Becquerels to Curies)
- B-2. Radioactivity Conversion Table for International System (SI) Units (Curies to Becquerels)
- C-1. Technetium 99m Decay and Generation Tables
- C-2. Iodine 131 and Strontium 89 Decay Charts
- D. Injection Techniques and Pediatric Dosage
- E. Sample Techniques for Nuclear Imaging
- F. Non-radioactive Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine
- G. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- H-1. General Considerations for Patients Receiving Radionuclide Therapy
- H-2. Special Considerations and Requirements for Iodine 131 Therapy
- I. Emergency Procedures for Radioactive Spills
Fred A. Mettler, Jr., MD, MPH, Chief, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, New Mexico Veterans Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM
Milton J. Guiberteau, MD, Professor of Clinical Radiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston; Chairman, Department of Radiology, St. Joseph's Hospital, Houston, TX