ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Offers a synopsis of the pathophysiologic basis of nuclear medicine
and molecular imaging
· Concisely relates anatomic, physiologic and pathologic aspects to the scintigraphy of each organ system
· Will assist in understanding diagnostic scintigraphic patterns and selecting appropriate treatment modalities
Improved understanding of the pathophysiologic changes in different diseases, including the molecular mechanisms of pathologic conditions such as tumors, has enhanced our ability to apply non-invasive techniques to investigate these diseases and permitted earlier detection and better management. It has also expanded the use of functional imaging, including molecular imaging.
This synopsis is a companion to The Pathophysiologic Basis of Nuclear Medicine and arose from the recognition that there is a need for a compact, readable account of this complex and important subject. The companion book concisely describes relevant anatomic and physiologic considerations for each organ system and the pathophysiologic features of different relevant diseases, and relates them to the scintigraphy of each system. It thereby provides an informative synopsis of the pathophysiologic basis of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. The volume will serve as a quick reference that will help the reader to understand different scintigraphic patterns and to select appropriate treatment modalities based on functional imaging. It will prove useful to undergraduates and postgraduates as well as to practitioners in clinical and research fields.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Imaging - Nuclear Medicine - Pathophysiology - Radionuclide
Related subjects » Nuclear Medicine - Pathology - Radiology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pathophysiology: General Principles.- The Cell and Tissue Biology.- Basis of Radiopharmaceutical Localization.- Basis of Inflammation and Infection Imaging.- Basis of Musculoskeletal imaging.- Basis of Genito-urinary imaging.- Basis of Endocrine system imaging.- Basis of Cardiovascular System Imaging.- Basis of Digestive system.- Basis of Nuclear Oncology.- Basis of Respiratory System Imaging.- Basis of Central Nervous System Imaging.- Basis of Nuclear Haematology.- Basis of Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine.- Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation.