Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging / Edition 5

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging / Edition 5

by Fred A. Mettler, Milton J. Guiberteau
     
 

Through four editions, this resource has established itself as the best introduction to nuclear imaging techniques. It is practical, yet comprehensive, covering physics, instrumentation, quality control, and legal requirements. The 5th Edition features a new color format, with many user-friendly features such as "Pearls and Pitfalls." More than 600 pictures in

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Through four editions, this resource has established itself as the best introduction to nuclear imaging techniques. It is practical, yet comprehensive, covering physics, instrumentation, quality control, and legal requirements. The 5th Edition features a new color format, with many user-friendly features such as "Pearls and Pitfalls." More than 600 pictures in digital-quality resolution depict imaging of each body system. A series of Unknown Case Sets, with answers, help test your knowledge.

• Includes helpful appendices including Injection Techniques, Pediatric Dosages, Non-radioactive Pharmaceuticals, and many more.
• Presents important "Pearls and Pitfalls" in each chapter.

• Features a new full-color format making information easy to read and find.
• Covers new techniques such as PET/CT, cardiac-gated SPECT, and tumor-specific radionuclides.
• Provides full-chapter coverage of hot topics such as Cerebrovascular System · Cardiovascular System · Conventional Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy · and Positron Emission Tomography Imaging.
• Includes seven complete Unknown Case Sets for self-testing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721602011
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/07/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 10.56(h) x 1.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Radioactivity, Radionuclides, and Radiopharmaceuticals

Ch. 2 Instrumentation

Ch. 3 Quality Control

Ch. 4 Cerebrovascular System

Ch. 5 Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Salivary Glands

Ch. 6 Cardiovascular System

Ch. 7 Respiratory System

Ch. 8 Gastrointestinal Tract

Ch. 9 Skeletal System

Ch. 10 Genitourinary System and Adrenal Glands

Ch. 11 Conventional Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy

Ch. 12 Genitourinary System

Ch. 13 Inflammation and Infection Imaging

Ch. 14 Legal Requirements and Radiation Safety

Self Evaluation Section

Unknown Case Sets

Answers to Unknown Case Sets

Appendices

A. Characteristics of Radionuclides for Imaging Therapy

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

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

C-1. Technetium 99m Decay and Generation Tables

C-2. Iodine 131 and Strontium 89 Decay Charts

D. Injection Techniques and Pediatric Dosage

E. Sample Techniques for Nuclear Imaging

F. Non-radioactive Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

G. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

H-1. General Considerations for Patients Receiving Radionuclide Therapy

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

I. Emergency Procedures for Radioactive Spills

Index

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