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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Well organized, understandable, and a quick read, this text is an excellent resource... The book is very affordable, especially considering its value in everyday practice." - Radiology - October 2007

"The current edition has been updated to include hybrid imaging using SPECT/CT and PET/CT. The text covers a full range of nuclear medicine related subject; including instrumentation, radiopharmaceuticals, clinical applications and safety. The updating has brought the text to cutting edge regarding tthe range of clinical proceduresand also includes aspects of radiotherapy in nuclear medicine...the text is lavishly illustrated with a large number of clinical images showing a range of pathologies. Also included are very useful summary tables and 'Pearls and Pitfalls' sections that provide practical advice for different imaging techniques...Overall this is an excellent book with a wide range of coverage that would be of use to clinicians and radiographers/ technologists working in nuclear medicine. I t would be suitable as a reference both for masters level and for final year undergraduates. It would also be of use for anyone studying nuclear medicine at registar level."

Radiology, Oct 2012

"The cases presented were very interesting an d illustrations were of the highest quality. I appreciated the 'pearls and pitfalls' section at the end of each chapter, which were clearly presented and formed good summaries of the key points of each chapter... So, on the final could I invest £83.99, a definite and resounding yes, if I wanted an excellent written book which will provide a clear and broad review of the essentials of clinical nuclear medicine..."

RAD, November 2012

"This is a high-quality introductory book in nuclear medicine that is comprehensive enough to serve as a reference for practitioners, without being too long or too detailed. This book includes revisions that reflect the significant advances in the field in the last six years."- Bennett Greenspan, MD, MS (Medical College of Georgia) 5 star Doody Rating!

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Reviewer: Bennett S. Greenspan, MD, MS (Medical College of Georgia)
Description: This is an update of a book that describes the practice of nuclear medicine, most of which involves imaging with radiopharmaceuticals. It describes the clinical studies, generally organized by organ system, although separate chapters cover tumor imaging and infection imaging. The book begins with a review of basic sciences in nuclear medicine, and also includes a number of unknown cases with answers. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the current practice of nuclear medicine. This book is well organized and clearly written, and continues to serve as one of the main introductory books and resources in the field.
Audience: It is intended for use by radiology residents and nuclear medicine residents. It also serves as a useful reference for practitioners working in radiology and nuclear medicine. It has been a valuable resource since the first edition was published in 1983.
Features: The beginning review of basic sciences in nuclear medicine includes the physics of radioactivity and radionuclides. It also reviews radiopharmaceuticals and instrumentation and quality control of both. Most of the chapters discuss the clinical features of nuclear medicine studies organized by organ system, with separate chapters on tumor imaging and inflammation/infection imaging. This is an excellent review of the clinical use of radiopharmaceuticals for these studies, the clinical indications, and features of correct diagnosis. Use of radionuclides in therapy and aspects of radiation safety are also discussed. The unknown cases with answers and discussion are excellent teaching tools for residents.
Assessment: This is a high-quality introductory book in nuclear medicine that is comprehensive enough to serve as a reference for practitioners, without being too long or too detailed. Its main competitor is Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites, 3rd edition, Ziessman et al. (Mosby, 2006). This book includes revisions that reflect the significant advances in the field in the last six years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455701049
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/25/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 377,752
  • 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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