This comprehensive book describes in detail how nuclear medicine and radiology can meet the needs of the sports medicine physician by assisting in precise diagnosis, clarification of pathophysiology, imaging of treatment outcome and monitoring of rehabilitation. Individual sections focus on nuclear medicine and radiologic imaging of injuries to the head and face, spine, chest, shoulder, elbow and forearm, wrist and hand, pelvic region, knee, lower leg, ankle and foot. The pathophysiology of sports injuries frequently encountered in different regions of the body is described from the perspective of each specialty, and the potential diagnostic and management benefits offered by the new hybrid imaging modalities – SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MRI – are explained. In addition, a range of basic and general issues are addressed, including imaging of the injuries characteristic of specific sports. It is hoped that this book will promote interdisciplinary awareness and communication and improve the management of injured recreational or elite athletes.
Sports Medicine in general. Radiographic imaging techniques – X ray, US, CT, MRI.- Nuclear Medicine imaging techniques – Planar, SPECT-CT, PET-CT, pinhole, Radiopharmaceuticals.- Bone anatomy, physiology and function.- Pathophysiology of bone diseases.- Recreational sport exercise vs athletes.- Profession related musculoskeletal injuries (Boni Rietveld – Medisch Centrum voor Dansers en Musici).- Differences between endurance sports and physical strengths/power sports.- Imaging in prevention (such as cardiologic screening).- Differences in pathologies in various sports disciplines (cycling, tennis, soccer etc.).- Insurance and expertise in sports medicine.- HEAD AND NECK (Head and neck injuries, Radiographic imaging of head and neck injuries, Nuclear medicine imaging of head and neck injuries).- UPPER LIMBS AND SHOULDERS (Injuries of the upper limbs and shoulders, Radiographic imaging of injuries of the upper limbs and shoulders, Nuclear medicine imaging of injuries of the upper limbs and shoulders).- CLAVICLES, RIBS AND STERNUM (Injuries of clavicles, ribs and sternum, Radiographic imaging of injuries of the clavicles, ribs and sternum, Nuclear medicine imaging of injuries of the clavicles, ribs and sternum).- THE SPINE (Injuries of the spine, Radiographic imaging of spine injuries, Nuclear medicine imaging of spine injuries).- PELVIS AND HIPS (Injuries of pelvis and hips, Radiographic imaging of injuries of the pelvis and hips, Nuclear medicine imaging of injuries of the pelvis and hips).- LOWER LIMBS (Injuries of the lower limbs, Radiographic imaging of lower limb injuries, Nuclear medicine imaging of lower limb injuries).- ANKLES AND FEET (Injuries of the ankles and feet, Radiographic imaging of ankle and feet injuries, Nuclear medicine imaging of ankle and feet injuries).- GENERAL BONE DISEASES (Infective and inflammatory diseases of the bone, Rheumatoid arthritis, Vascular bone disorders, metabolic bone diseases.