Practical Nuclear Medicine / Edition 3

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Nuclear medicine makes a unique contribution to medical diagnosis by its ability to demonstrate physiological function. Reflecting the multi-disciplinary team involved in the practice of nuclear medicine, this practical manual is invaluable to the radiologist, physician and physicist starting to work in nuclear medicine. Written by the experts in the field, this comprehensive text also contains the latest material and advice for the consultant in nuclear medicine. NEW CHAPTERS IN THIS EDITION: In vitro studies, covering the non-imaging techniques in nuclear medicine & Positron emission tomography reflecting the growing interest in thise area.

"...a practical manual that also contains the latest mater- ial and advice for the consultant in nuclear medicine...with new chapters on In vitro stuides, covering non-imaging tech- niques, and positron tomography." Appropriate for: Radiologists, Medical Physicists.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Frank G Steffel, BS (United Regional Medical Services, Inc.)
Description: This publication conveys the science of nuclear medicine in its entirety, providing an excellent review of instrumentation, quality assurance, radiation protection, radiopharmacy, and clinical imaging and non-imaging. The previous edition was published seven years ago.
Purpose: The foreword, written by Martin P. Sandler, suggests that the authors, because of significant changes in nuclear medicine (examples; PET/CT, SPECT/CT, monoclonal, peptides, etc.) wanted to offer an easy accessible guide to new wave and reviewable clinical techniques, as well as the science of nuclear medicine. This book will be well received as a reference in many nuclear medicine laboratories.
Audience: This book is written for nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, nuclear medicine technologists, nuclear medicine residents, and radiology residents. It will also be an excellent reference for the layman who wants a generic review of the science of nuclear medicine and PET. The authors are experts in the field.
Features: The authors take a general textbook approach to nuclear medicine technology and clinical procedures. The book is easy to read and review with most subjects divided into subsections of only a few paragraphs in length. Outstanding illustrations and graphs add to a fun learning experience.
Assessment: This third edition is well justified because of the enormous number of advances in the science of clinical nuclear medicine since the second edition was published. The book will be a valuable addition to the library of nuclear medicine laboratories and as a reference for nuclear medicine technologists and residents (nuclear medicine and radiology) preparing for their boards. This book succinctly covers all procedures and is an easy read compared to most nuclear medicine textbooks.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852338756
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 7/12/2005
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

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Table of Contents

Martin P. Sandler 1. Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Peter F. Sharp and Keith A. Goatman 2. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
Howard G. Gemmell and Roger T. Staff 3. Positron Emission Tomography
Peter F. Sharp and Andy Welch 4. Non-Imaging Radionuclide Investigations
Alex T. Elliott and Thomas E. Hilditch 5. Quality Assurance
Alex T. Elliott 6. Radiation Protection
Philip P. Dendy, Karen E. Goldstone, Adrian Parkin, Robert W. Barber 7. The Radiopharmacy
James Doherty and David Graham 8. The Skeletal System
Margaret E. Brooks 9. The Cardiovascular System
Malcolm J. Metcalfe 10. The Lung
Henry W. Gray 11. The Urinary Tract
Philip S. Cosgriff 12. The Head
Alison D. Murray 13. Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Gland Imaging
William H. Martin, Martin P. Sandler, Milton D. Gross 14. Gastrointestinal tract and Liver
Leslie K. Harding and Alp Notghi 15. Infection and Inflammation
A. Michael Peters and Heok K. Cheow 16. Tumour Imaging
Alan C. Perkins 17. Clinical PET Imaging
Gary J. R. Cook

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