Practical Nuclear Medicine / Edition 3

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Written by leading experts in the field, this practical new guide takes a "nuts and bolts" approach to running a nuclear medicine service. The first half of the book covers such such non-medical aspects as quality control testing of equipment, the design and management of a radiopharmacy, radiation protection, and SPECT imaging. The second part is devoted to clinical investigations, and includes sections covering the latest techniques in cerebral blood flow imaging, white cell labelling and radioimmunoscintigraphy. The authors also furnish a unique look at the devices and diagnostic techniques that will affect this growing branch of medicine in future years.

"...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

1 Nuclear medicine imaging 1
2 Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) 21
3 Positron emission tomography 35
4 Non-imaging radionuclide investigations 49
5 Quality assurance 65
6 Radiation protection 91
7 The radiopharmacy 113
8 The skeletal system 143
9 The cardiovascular system 163
10 The lung 179
11 The urinary tract 205
12 The brain, salivary and lacrimal glands 231
13 Thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland imaging 247
14 Gastrointestinal tract and liver 273
15 Infection and inflammation 305
16 Tumor imaging 333
17 Clinical PET imaging 347
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