Nuclear Medicine Technology: Procedures and Quick Reference / Edition 2

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Completely updated with the latest advances in imaging technology, this quick-reference manual is the only procedures guide specifically geared to nuclear medicine technologists. It provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for 61 scan procedures, including listings of possible artifacts and problems that may arise during each scan. An extensive quick-reference section includes conversion tables, radiopharmaceutical dose ranges, pediatric dosing, anatomical drawings, standard drug interventions, lab tests, language translations, thyroid therapy information, and reproducible patient history sheets for 20 scans.

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Reviewer: Ann Marie Voslar, MHA/Ed, BS Nuclear Medicine (Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This is a complete account of all nuclear medicine procedures. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide nuclear medicine departments with basic information about routine procedures and a quick reference guide.
Audience: This book is useful for students who are just learning nuclear medicine and practicing technologists who need a reference. The author is a nuclear medicine technologist.
Features: All aspects of each procedure are covered in an easy to follow format. The book details radiopharmaceuticals and doses, indications, contraindications, patient preparation, procedures, and guidelines for computer acquisition. Also covered are normal and abnormal results, special notes, and artifacts that may appear. The book even provides suggested questions to ask the patient for a good history to provide to the reading physician. It not only details how to do a procedure but also provides reference tables such as conversion tables, normal values for lab tests, and common words in foreign languages.
Assessment: This book is easy to use and has many references that can be used in daily practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781774505
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 809,466
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Adrenocortical Scan Adrenal Medulla: Pheochromocytoma Scan (mIBG)
Angiography Bone Density Bone Marrow Study Bone Scan Brain Scan/Death (Brain Flow)
Brain SPECT Breath Test: PYtest® 14C-urea Breath Test Cardiac: First Pass Cardiac: MUGA & MUGA-X Cardiac: Myocardial Infarction (MI Scan)
Cardiac: Resting

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