Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Expert Consult - Online and Print / Edition 6

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Expert Consult - Online and Print / Edition 6

by Fred A. Mettler Jr., Milton J. Guiberteau
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1455701041

ISBN-13: 9781455701049

Pub. Date: 01/25/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455701049
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/25/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
1,116,166
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Radioactivity, Radionuclides, and Radiopharmaceuticals 2. Instrumentation and Quality Control 3. Central Nervous System 4. Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Salivary Glands 5. Cardiovascular System 6. Respiratory System 7. Gastrointestinal Tract 8. Skeletal System 9. Genitourinary System and Adrenal Glands 10. Non-PET Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy 11. 18F-FDG PET/CT Neoplasm Imaging 12. Inflammation and Infection Imaging 13. Authorized User and Radioisotope Safety Issues Self Evaluation Section Unknown Case Sets Answers to Unknown Case Sets

Appendix A Characteristics of Radionuclides for Imaging and Therapy

Appendix B-1 Radioactivity Conversion Table for International System (SI) Units (Becquerels to Curies)

Appendix B-2 Radioactivity Conversion Table for International System (SI) Units (Curies to Becquerels)

Appendix C-1 Technetium-99m Decay and Generation Tables

Appendix C-2 Other Radionuclide Decay Tables

Appendix D Injection Techniques and Pediatric Dosages

Appendix E-1 Sample Techniques for Nuclear Imaging

Appendix E-2 Abnormal Radiopharmaceutical Distribution as a Result of Medications and Other Extrinsic Factors

Appendix F Nonradioactive Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

Appendix G Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Appendix H-1 General Considerations for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Radionuclide Therapy

Appendix H-2 Special Considerations and Requirements for Iodine-131 Therapy

Appendix I Emergency Procedures for Spills of Radioactive Materials

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