Nuclear Medicine: Case Review Series / Edition 2

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This new edition of Nuclear Medicine in the popular Case Review series offers self-assessment preparation for board reviews to help residents and recertifying radiologists stay on top in their field! Dr. Harvey Zeissman presents 200 case studies-covering hot topics like PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and radiation safety-with images and questions to refine and reinforce your understanding of nuclear medicine.

  • Review 200 cases organized by level of difficulty, with questions, answers, and rationales that mimic the format of certification exams.
  • Prepare for the challenges you’ll face on the exam and in practice with visual guidance from 400 images.
  • Find more in-depth information easily thanks to cross-references to The Requisites: Nuclear Medicine.
  • Stay current thanks to new images and/or updated questions, answers, and discussions for nearly every case study.
  • Master the applications of nuclear medicine in bone medicine, oncology, neurology, and cardiac medicine with 40 new PET/CT cases and 5 new SPECT/CT cases.
  • Manage risks thanks to 10 radiation safety cases that cover this major concern in nuclear medicine practice.

The perfect Review text for up to date high quality cases relevant to all the nuclear medicine topics on the boards

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Richard Tupler, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This volume in the highly regarded Case Review series for radiology subspecialties covers nuclear medicine.
Purpose: The aim of the series is to educate readers via core knowledge question-and-answer case studies. With 200 cases, new coverage of PET-CT, SPECT-CT, and radiation safety, supplemented by over 400 images, this is a concise, economical, and user-friendly tool for self-assessment and oral board preparation.
Audience: The target audience is radiology residents and fellows and practicing radiologists. This softcover book provides an excellent case selection for sharpening diagnostic skills in this challenging subspecialty area. The emphasis on differential diagnoses and pertinent radiological findings in a case review format is particularly relevant for board preparation and review.
Features: The cases are randomly organized into "Opening Round," "Fair Game," and "Challenge" sections, based on three different levels of difficulty. The randomly organized cases are presented as unknowns with three to four questions on the right-hand page, with the diagnosis, answers to the questions, additional commentary, and references on the flip side. Blank space is available for note taking. Over 400 state-of-the-art images effectively complement and support the text. This second edition contains over 40 new PET-CT and five new SPECT-CT cases.
Assessment: Though this is not a substitute for reading a traditional nuclear medicine residency level book such as those in the companion Requisites series, this would be a very good resource for residents to assess their knowledge base and prepare for board examinations. It is an efficient, easy-to-read, and cost-effective study tool embraced by a majority of residents in training.
From the Publisher

"This will surely be an essential book for residents who are preparing for the board examinations in nuclear medicine and radiology. The easy reading style, along with the division of the book into three gradations of difficulty, makes it an interesting challgene for the practicing nuclear medicine physician... This book is very helpful both for beginning radiologists and for those who already interpret nuclear medicine images on a daily basis." - Radiology, review of previous edition

"The cases are randomly organized into "Opening Round," "Fair Game," and "Challenge" sections, based on three different levels of difficulty. The randomly organized cases are presented as unknowns with three to four questions on the right-hand page, with the diagnosis, answers to the questions, additional commentary, and references on the flip side. Blank space is available for note taking. Over 400 state-of-the-art images effectively complement and support the text. This second edition contains over 40 new PET-CT and five new SPECT-CT cases.

This would be a very good resource for residents to assess their knowledge base and prepare for board examinations. It is an efficient, easy-to-read, and cost-effective study tool embraced by a majority of residents in training." - Richard Tupler, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation), Excerpts from Doody’s review service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323053082
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/5/2010
  • Series: Case Review Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 436
  • Sales rank: 1,109,488
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Radiology, Director of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Virginia Health System, Department of Radiology, Charlottesville, VA

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Table of Contents

Opening Round
1: Skeletal system: Janus – two-headed Roman god
2: Skeletal system: Stress fractures
3: Skeletal system: Paget’s Disease
4: Skeletal system: Rib fractures and sternotomy
5: Skeletal system: Pedal osteomyelitis - three phase positive
6: Skeletal system: Abnormal breast uptake
7: Skeletal system: Neuroblastoma
8: Skeletal system: Extra-renal pelvis and mobile solitary right kidney
9: Skeletal system: Lymphedema
10: Skeletal system: Bone-abnormalities of renal position
11: Skeletal system: Metastatic prostate cancer
12: Skeletal system: Breast cancer
13: Skeletal system: Fibrous Dysplasia
14: Skeletal system: Radiopharmaceutical infiltration, scatter, and lymph node uptake
15: Skeletal system: Sacral insufficiency fracture
16: Skeletal system: Multiple insufficiency fractures
17: Cardiovascular system: LAD ischemia
18: Cardiovascular system: Apical infarct
19: Cardiovascular system: Dual isotope study - mild inferior ischemia
20: Cardiovascular system: Breast attenuation, wall thickening
21: Cardiovascular system: Emergency room chest pain
22: Cardiovascular: Planar thallium with increased lung activity
23: Cardiovascular system: Cardiomyopathy on RVG/MUGA
24: Pulmonary system: High probability for pulmonary embolus
25: Pulmonary system: Hot spots on lung scan
26: Pulmonary system: V/Q – Stripe sign, emphysema
27: Pulmonary system: Hampton’s hump-Intermediate probability
28: Infection and inflammation: Sarcoidosis
29: Infection and inflammation: Intra-abdominal abscess
30: Oncology: Bone/Gallium - Stage IV Hodgkin’s
31: Oncology: Ga-67 - non-Hodgkins lymphoma pre- and post-therapy
32: Oncology: FDG PET - Single pulmonary nodule
33: Primary brain tumor
34: Oncology – Scintimammography
35: Hepatobiliary system: Cholescintigraphy – Normal study
36: Hepatobiliary system: Acute cholecystitis
37: Hepatobiliary system: Morphine-augmented cholescintigraphy
38: Hepatobiliary system: Biliary Leak
39: Hepatobiliary system: Cavernous hemangioma of the liver
40: Gastrointestinal system: Tc-99m RBC colonic bleeds
41: Gastrointestinal system: Meckel’s diverticulum
42: Gastrointestinal system: Diabetic gastroparesis
43: Gastrointestinal system: "Milk" study – gastroesophageal reflux
44: Central nervous system: Brain death
45: Central nervous system: Cerebral infarct
46: Radionuclide cystography
47: Diuretic renography – unilateral obstruction
48: Renal radiopharmaceuticals
49: Genitourinary system: Diuretic renography-nonobstructed hydronephrosis
50: Genitourinary system: Transplant kidney urinary leak
51: Genitourinary system: Non-viable kidney post-transplantation
52: Genitourinary system: Renal transplant with acute tubular necrosis
53: Genitourinary system: Testicular torsion
54: Endocrine system: Cold thyroid nodule
55: Endocrine system: Hyperthyroidism – thyroiditis
56: Endocrine system: Graves’ disease
57: Endocrine system: I-131 star artifact
58: Endocrine system: Hyperparathyroidism
59: Endocrine system: Parathyroid adenoma

Fair Game
60: Skeletal system: L-5 pars articularis defect
61: Bone: Tibial osteomyelitis - three-phase positive bone scan
62: Skeletal system: Hepatoblastoma
63: Skeletal system: Sickle cell disease
64: Skeletal system: Osteosarcoma
65: Skeletal system: muscle injury
66: Skeletal system: Pleural uptake
67: Skeletal system: Hot kidneys, radiation nephritis and spinal photopenia
68: Skeletal system: Splenic uptake
69: Skeletal system: Heterotopic ossification
70: Skeletal system: Superscan secondary to metastatic prostate cancer
71: Skeletal system: Soft tissue uptake in lung mass
72: Skeletal system: prostate cancer bone metastases, axial distribution
73: Skeletal system: Hyperparathyroidism
74: Bone: Osteosarcoma metastatic to lung
75: Skeletal system: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
76: Skeletal system: Spontaneous osteonecrosis of distal femur
77: Skeletal system: Metastases to bone and liver
78: Skeletal system: myocardial uptake
79: Skeletal metastases: Metastasis to clivus
80: Skeletal system: Cold spine defects
81: Skeletal system: Metastatic calcification in lungs and kidneys
82: Quality control: Gamma camera floods
83: Cardiovascular system: Inferior lateral wall infarction
84: Cardiovascular system: Dipyridimole-induced reversible inferior wall ischemia
85: Cardiovascular system: adenosine stress - apical infarct, anterior-lateral ischemia
86: Cardiovascular system: viability, fixed LAD defect
87: Cardiovascular system: Bullseye, reporting results
88: Cardiovascular system: Inadequate stress
89: Cardiac: Silent lateral wall ischemia
90: Cardiovascular system: LBBB
91: Cardiovascular system: RBC labeling for RVG/MUGA
92: Cardiac: Calculation of LVEF for RVG (MUGA)
93: Cardiovascular system: RVG/MUGA technique
94: Pulmonary system: Emphysema due to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
95: Pulmonary system: Tc-99m DTPA ventilation study with aerosol clumping
96: Pulmonary system: Low probability ventilation perfusion scan
97: Pulmonary system: Intermediate probability and pregnancy
98: Infection and inflammation: Tc-99m HMPAO leukocytes and osteomyelitis
99: Infection and inflammation: Tc-99m HMPAO leukocytes – free Tc-99m pertechnetate
100: Infection and inflammation: Intra-abdominal abscess
101: Infection and inflammation: Pericarditis - Ga-67
102: Oncology: Neuroectodermal tumors
103: Oncology: Post-chemotherapy Ga-67 findings
104: Oncology: F-18 FDG PET – Lymphoma
105: Oncology: F-18 FDG PET – Lung cancer staging
106: Oncology: F-18 FDG PET - colorectal cancer metastatic to liver
107: Oncology: F-18 FDG PET - bronchogenic cancer metastatic to brain
108: Oncology: Thallium-201 - Intracranial lymphoma
109: Oncology: Melanoma lymphoscintigraphy
110: Oncology: Breast cancer lymphoscintigraphy
111: Hepatobiliary system: Delayed biliary-to-bowel transit
112: Hepatobiliary system: RIM sign
113: Hepatobiliary system: High-grade biliary obstruction
114: Hepatobiliary system: Hepatic dysfunction
115: Hepatobiliary system: Acute cholecystitis and biliary obstruction
116: Hepatobiliary system: Biliary Atresia
117: Hepatobiliary system: Cavernous hemangioma of the liver
118: Hepatobiliary system: Splenic remnant
119: Gastrointestinal system: gastrointestal bleed secondary to angiodysplasia
120: Gastrointestinal system: Tc-99m RBC Scan - Axillobifemoral graft
121: Gastrointestinal system: Tc-99m RBCs - free pertechnetate vs. gastric bleeding
122: Gastrointestinal system: Rectal bleeding
123: Central nervous system: Seizure disorder
124: Central nervous system: Alzheimer’s disease
125: Central nervous system: Pick’s Disease
126: Genitourinary system: Acute renal transplant rejection
127: Genitourinary system: Renal insufficiency – small kidneys, poor function
128: Genitourinary system: Captopril renography
129: Primary megaureter
130: Genitourinary system: Pyelonephritis and Tc-99m DMSA
131: Endocrine system: Hot thyroid nodule
132: Endocrine system: Lingual thyroid
133: Endocrine system: Thyroid left lobe agenesis – Graves’ disease
134: Endocrine system: mediastinal parathyroid adenoma
135: Endocrine system: MIBG – pheochromocytoma

136: Skeletal system: Arterial injection, boot artifact, photopenic attenuation artifact
137: Skeletal system: Improved specificity with bone scan lumbar SPECT
138: Skeletal system: Pulmonary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
139: Skeletal system: Gangrene of toes
140: Skeletal system: Avascular necrosis of metatarsal head (Frieberg’s disease)
141: Skeletal system: Neuroblastoma mimicking osteomyelitis
142: Skeletal system: Fibrous dysplasia, McCune Albright syndrome
143: Bone: Renal osteodystrophy
144: Skeletal system: Lumbar spinal fusion, renal transplant
145: Skeletal system: Metastases to bone (cold) and adrenal gland
146: Bone: Osteosarcoma and Tl-201
147: Skeletal system: Avascular necrosis of femoral heads
148: Musculoskeletal system: Lymphoscintigraphy of the lower extremities
149: Cardiovascular system: Dobutamine stress
150: Cardiovascular system: Patient movement artifact
151: Cardiovascular system: Breast attenuation
152: Cardiovascular system: Dipyridimode, inferior ischemia, overlying bowel activity
153: Cardiovascular system: Attenuation due to changing breast position
154: Cardiovascular system: Tl-201 viability study
155: Cardiovascular system: Planar thallium-201 with ischemia
156: Cardiovascular system: NH3/FDG cardiac viability study
157: Cardiovascular system: Doxorubicin toxicity
158: Cardiac: Pyrophosphate SPECT infarct
159: Cardiovascular system: Superior vena cava obstruction
160: Pulmonary system: High probability for pulmonary embolus
161: Pulmonary system: Stripe sign
162: Pulmonary system: Unilateral matched ventilation perfusion abnormality
163: Pulmonary system: Right to left shunt demonstrated by Tc-99m MAA
164: Throbophlebitis: AcutTect® (Tc-99m apcitide)
165: Infection and inflammation: In-111 oxine WBCs – right ileum osteomyelitis
166: Infection and inflammation: Osteomyelitis of the spine
167: Inflammation and infection: FDG PET – Paraspinal infection
168: Infection and inflammation: Knee arthoplasty – rule out infection
169: Oncology: FDG – Hodgkin’s disease and muscle tension artifact
170: Oncology: F-18 FDG – Melanoma
171: Oncology: Gamma camera FDG PET
172: Oncology: F-18 FDG – diabetic patient
173: Oncology: Brain lymphoma vs. infection in AIDS
174: Oncology: Tc-99m CEA colorectal carcinoma recurrence
175: Oncology: In-111 ProstaScint – Prostate cancer
176: Oncology: OctreoScan - Glomus tympanicum
177: Hepatobiliary system: Choledochal cyst
178: Hepatobiliary system: Chronic acalculous cholecystitis
179: Hepatobiliary system: Post-cholecystectomy syndrome
180: Hepatobiliary system: Cholecystojujunostomy
181: Hepatobiliary system: Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH)
182: Hepatobiliary system: Hot spot Tc-99m SC imaging
183: Gastrointestinal system: Tc-99 RBCs - small bowel bleed
184: Gastrointestinal system: Peritoneal-pleural scan
185: Gastrointestinal system: Pulmonary aspiration
186: Gastrointestinal system: Peritoneal scan - Patent Denver shunt
187: Central nervous system: Gamma camera quality control
188: Central nervous system: Herpes encephalitis
189: Central nervous system: Normal pressure hydrocephalus
190: Central nervous system: Huntington’s Chorea
191: Central nervous system: Cerebrospinal fluid leak
192: Genitourinary system: Urinoma
193: Genitourinary system: Diuretic renography – bilateral obstruction
194: Genitourinary system: Torsion of testicular appendage, epidymitis, delayed torsion
195: Endocrine system: Therapy of toxic nodule
196: Endocrine system: Toxic nodular goiter and thyroid cancer
197: Endocrine system: Thyroid cancer whole body scan
198: Endocrine system: FDG-PET and thyroid cancer
199: Endocrine system: Adrenocortical scintigraphy
200: Endocrine system: Bone scan and I-131 MIBG - Neuroblastoma

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