Clinical Nuclear Medicine

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Hans-Jürgen Biersack, Leonard M. Freeman
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 3, 2008 - Medical - 548 pages
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The modern era of radionuclide imaging and therapy is well into its seventh decade. During this era, many national and international textbooks have been published in an attempt to educate not only the practitioners of our medical discipline, but also referring physicians and medical students. Some of the more recent large multic- tural texts, such as those by Ell and Ghambir, Sandler et al. and Henkin et al. , provide us with very comprehensive reference sources while some of the smaller texts totally writtenbytwo or threeindividuals,e. g. Mettler &Guiberteauand Ziessman,O’M- ley & Thrall, have achieved popularity with radiology residents and other physicians in training. The concept of Clinical Nuclear Medicine arose 3 years ago from a conversation between the editors, who have been close friends for many years. We have always felt that our relationship epitomizes one of the major strengths of nuclear medicine, which is the very close ties and spirit of educational cooperation that exist between international colleagues. We all share the same aim of doing whatever we can to op- mize patient care whether it be by introducing new pharmaceuticals and inst- ments or by developing new techniques or approaches to performing our broad spectrum of clinical procedures. Nuclear medicine physicians have almost uniformly been willing to share their expertise at national and international meetings. The - ternational nuclear medicine community, unlike many other larger specialty areas, has remained relatively small. It was within this spirit that Clinical Nuclear Medicine was born.
 

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Contents

Physics Instrumentation and Radiation Protection
1
Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy
34
Brain
77
Heart
95
Lung
118
Liver Spleen and Biliary Tree
147
Kidney
172
Lower Genitourinary Tract
199
Scintigraphic Detection of Infection and Inflammation
347
The Relevance of PET in Diagnostic Oncology
360
Miscellaneous
392
Practical Considerations in the Radionuclide Imaging of Children
395
Radioiodine Therapy for Benign Thyroid Disease
409
Radioiodine Therapy Malignant Thyroid Disease
418
Radionuclide Therapy of Bone Metastases
433
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy
443

Gastrointestinal System
213
Musculoskeletal System
241
Malignant Melanoma and Soft Tissue Sarcomas
263
Sentinel Node Biopsy and Occult Lesion Localization in Early Breast Cancer
271
FDGPET and PETCT Imaging of Head and Neck Cancers
279
The Endocrine System
287
Nuclear Hematology
307
Hodgkins Disease and Lymphomas
322
Neuroendocrine Tumors MIBG
456
Radioimmunotherapy
467
Intraarterial Therapy of Liver Tumours
491
Radioisotope Therapy of Malignant Pleural and Peritoneal Effusions
509
Radiosynoviorthesis Radiation Synovectomy
512
Miscellaneous
519
Subject Index
536
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