Clinical Nuclear Medicine
About this book
This work has true international scope, being a unique European/American joint venture that focuses on the state of the art in both diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclide methodology.
Employing a highly practical methodology, pertinent clinical applications are emphasized rather than attempting to cover everything included in the several large comprehensive texts available in the field.
This practical approach should make it an essential guide to professionals.
The modern practice of nuclear medicine is now well into its seventh decade. Its strength in depicting physiology and function has always complemented the subject’s sister anatomic modalities such as CT, MRI and ultrasound.
With the incredible development of PET/CT, this is evident now more than ever.
This international educational textbook splits its chapters between US and European authors and includes a broad spectrum of clinical procedure.
Clinicians and practitioners
Table of contents
Physics, instrumentation, and radiation protection.- Radiochemistry and radiopharmacy.- Nuclear medicine diagnosis: Brain. Heart. Lung. Liver, spleen and biliary tree. Kidney. Lower genitourinary tract. Gastrointestinal system. Musculoskeletal system. Malignant melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas. Sentinel node biopsy and occult lesion localization in early breast cancer. FDG-PET and PET-CT imaging of head and neck cancers. The endocrine system. Nuclear hematology. Hodgkin’s disease and lymphomas. Scintigraphic detection of infection and inflammation. The relevance of PET in diagnostic oncology. Miscellaneous. Practical considerations in the radionuclide imaging of children.- Nuclear medicine therapy: Radioiodine therapy for benign thyroid disease. Radioiodine therapy: malignant thyroid disease. Radionuclide therapy of bone metastases. Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. Neuroendocrine tumors (MIBG). Radioimmunotherapy. Intra-arterial therapy of liver tumours. Radioisotope therapy of malignant pleural and peritoneal effusions. Radiosynoviorthesis (Radiation synovectomy).
"Clinical Nuclear Medicine … focuses on the universal state of the art in both diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclide methodology. … This book is easily readable, with presentation of essential points and plentiful references, and the quality of the figures and tables is excellent. … is a useful guide to students, technologists, and practitioners in nuclear medicine and radiology, as well as to general physicians who request nuclear diagnosis or treatment. … will be a welcome contribution to the bookshelf of nuclear medicine or radiology clinics." (E. Edmund Kim, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 49 (6), 2008)