The first two chapters of this book provide a foundation for understanding SPECT and SPECT/CT technological principles, including the associated radiopharmaceuticals. The remaining chapters detail the utility of SPECT and SPECT/CT in clinical practice including neuroscience and pediatrics, as well as specific pathologies. The book concludes with in-depth discussion of select case studies.
Key FeaturesEfficacious use of SPECT and SPECT/CT for primary body systems, including the central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and skeletal systemsValue for the assessment of neoplastic disease, infection/inflammation, thyroid and parathyroid gland disordersFourteen high-quality videos delineate specific techniques and clinical applicationsMeticulous, four-color graphics clearly elucidate key conceptsIllustrative case studies offer educational teaching pearls
Together, the concise, evidence-based text and wealth of SPECT/CT images deliver a solid knowledge base, enabling practitioners to learn the effective use of this technology. This must-have book is certain to be an invaluable resource for a diverse spectrum of practicing and trainee clinicians in fields such as radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology.
Many questions and answers on the expanding modality of SPECT/CT
Chapter on radionuclide therapy updated to include extensive information on radioimmunotherapy of lymphoma and Y-90 SIRT of hepatic malignancies
Important new data on radiation safety requirements and NRC regulations
Designed to enhance retention, comprehension, and self-assessment, this concise text is ideal for all those who need a quick and efficient review for board exams.
The aim of this book is:
a) Nuclear medicine professionals can use this book as a quick reference about how a procedure is to be performed. The set of instructions given to patient before, during and after the procedure have also been included in each chapter.
b) To educate general physicians about nuclear medicine procedures. The procedures are explained briefly with common indications and precautions. Normal and abnormal nuclear medicine images have also been included for quick comparison.
c) To educate paramedical staff or healthcare professionals so that they send patients to nuclear medicine department after proper preparation.
d) To educate patients who come for nuclear medicine procedure.
e) To clarify apprehensions and doubts which arise in the mind of the patients.