- Explains the current value of nuclear medicine in diagnosing a range of bone diseases and disorders
- Covers radiologic and pathologic correlation to enhance understanding of the role of scintigraphy
- Describes therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine
This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, offers a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in orthopedic nuclear medicine, including the impressive recent advances in the field and the diagnosis of under-recognized conditions on the basis of their imaging patterns. The opening chapters acquaint the reader briefly with anatomic, physiologic, pathologic, and technical concepts crucial to a sound understanding of orthopedic nuclear medicine and its utilization in clinical practice. The imaging diagnosis of skeletal infections, trauma, vascular disorders, metabolic and neoplastic bone diseases, soft tissue calcifications, and joint disorders is then explained in detail. Two entirely new chapters, on bone marrow imaging and hybrid imaging of bone diseases, have been added to this edition. A separate chapter is devoted to the use of radionuclides for the treatment of bone and joint disorders. The book is richly illustrated and amply documents the effectiveness of nuclear medicine in diagnosing bone disease. It will prove invaluable to all with an interest in diagnostic and therapeutic orthopedics, including orthopedists, radiologists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, podiatrists, other clinicians, and all nuclear and molecular imaging professionals.
Abdelhamid H. Elgazzar, MD, FCAP, is Professor and Chairman, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Kuwait. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Cairo, Egypt in 1973 and subsequently trained in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita and in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Dr. Elgazzar is board certified by the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical) and by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. He is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He has served as an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and as Chief of Nuclear Medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dr. Elgazzar is a reviewer for various peer-reviewed medical journals worldwide. He has received awards from several international professional organizations and is the author or editor of seven books, 6 book chapters and more than 130 peer-reviewed papers.