Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012 - Medical - 607 pages
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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, by Drs. Fred A Mettler and Milton J Guiberteau, provides the practical and comprehensive guidance you need to master key nuclear imaging techniques. From physics, instrumentation, quality control, and legal requirements to hot topics such as sodium fluoride, radiopharmaceuticals, and recommended pediatric administered doses and guidelines, this sixth edition covers the fundamentals and recent developments in the practice of nuclear medicine. This excellent resource in nuclear medicine also features access to the full text online at www.expertconsult.com, high-quality images, and unknown case sets for self assessment.



  • 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.


  • Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com.
  • 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.


A practical and comprehensive reference for nuclear medicine.

  

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Contents

1 Radioactivity Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals
1
2 Instrumentation and Quality Control
23
3 Central Nervous System
71
4 Thyroid Parathyroid and Salivary Glands
99
5 Cardiovascular System
131
6 Respiratory System
195
7 Gastrointestinal Tract
237
8 Skeletal System
271
APPENDIX A Characteristics of Radionuclides forImaging and Therapy
519
APPENDIX B1 Radioactivity Conversion Table for International SystemSI Units Becquerels to Curies
521
APPENDIX B2 Radioactivity Conversion Table for International SystemSI Units Curiesto Becquerels
523
APPENDIX C1 Technetium99m Decay and G eneration Tables
525
APPENDIX C2 Other Radionuclide Decay Tables
527
APPENDIX D Injection Techniques and Pediatric Dosages
529
APPENDIX E 1 Sample Techniques for Nuclear Imaging
533
APPENDIX E2 Abnormal Radiopharmaceutical Distribution as a Result of Medications and Other Extrinsic Factors
559

9 Genitourinary System and Adrenal Glands
315
10 NonPET Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy
345
11 18FFDG PETCT Neoplasm Imaging
361
12 Inflammation and Infection Imaging
397
13 Authorized User and Radioisotope Safety Issues
421
Unknown Case Sets
443
Answers to Unknown Case Sets
505
APPENDIX F Nonradioactive Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine
563
APPENDIX G Pregnancy And Breastfeeding
565
Appendix H1 General Considerations for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Radionuclide Therapy
569
APPENDIX H 2 Special Considerations And Requirements For Iodine131 Therapy
574
APPENDIX I Emergency Procedures for Spills of Radioactive Materials
575
Index
577
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