Highlights of the Third Edition:
Adopts a structured format throughout for quick assimilation
Includes expanded coverage of new radiopharmaceuticals, PET/CT, and SPECT/CT
Contains new chapters on paediatrics, oncology, and infection imaging
Presents a comprehensive set of top-quality nuclear image scans
Provides helpful teaching points
The previous editions of this book received various awards, including Honorable Mention from the Association of American Publishers in 1988 and the Glaxo Prize for Medical Writing in 1989. This foundation has been built upon and expanded to provide the ultimate guide for beginners, those in training, and experienced practitioners.
Reference practical clinical guidance at a glance from important "Pearls and Pitfalls" in each chapter and. helpful appendices including Injection Techniques, Pediatric Dosages, Non-radioactive Pharmaceuticals, and many more
Assess your understanding with a section of Unknown Case Sets—expanded in this edition.
Find information quickly and easily with a full-color format.Apply the latest best practices thanks to extensive updates of clinical guidelines that reflect recent changes in the practice of nuclear medicine, including the use of sodium fluoride (F-18 FDG for infections and Na F-18 for skeletal imaging), suggested radiopharmaceuticals for imaging various types of tumors, and imaging procedures and new classification schemes for pulmonary embolism.
Effectively use PET/CT in imaging neoplasms with coverage of the most current indications.
Manage radition safety concerns using quality control procedures for hybrid imaging equipment, patient and radiation safety checklists for I-131 therapy for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, and recommended pediatric administered doses and guidelines.
Get a clear view of the current state of imaging from high-quality images - 35% new to this edition.
This new edition provides a basic introduction to nuclearphysics and the interactions of radiation and matter. The authorsalso provide comprehensive coverage of instrumentation and imaging,with separate chapters devoted to SPECT, PET, and PET/CT.Discussion of radiation biology, radiation safety and care ofvictims of radiation accidents completes the text, with an appendixcontaining the latest NRC rules and regulations.
Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics presents difficultconcepts clearly and concisely, defines all terminology for thereader, and facilitates learning through extensive illustrationsand self-assessment questions.
This Third Edition of Essentials of Nuclear MedicinePhysics and Instrumentation expands the finely developedillustrated review and introductory guide to nuclear medicinephysics and instrumentation. Along with simple, progressive, highlyillustrated topics, the authors present nuclear medicine-relatedphysics and engineering concepts clearly and concisely. Included inthe text are introductory chapters on relevant atomic structure,methods of radionuclide production, and the interaction ofradiation with matter. Further, the text discusses the basicfunction of the components of scintillation and non-scintillationdetector systems. An information technology section discusses PACsand DICOM. There is extensive coverage of quality controlprocedures, followed by updated chapters on radiation safetypractices, radiation biology, and management of radiation accidentvictims.
Clear and concise, this new edition of Essentials of NuclearMedicine Physics and Instrumentation offers readers:Four new chaptersUpdated coverage of CT and hybrid scanning systems: PET/CT andSPECT/CTFresh discussions of the latest technology based on solid statedetectors and new scanner designs optimized for dedicated cardiacimagingNew coverage of PACs and DICOM systemsExpanded coverage of image reconstruction and processingtechniquesNew material on methods of image display
Logically structured and clearly written, this is the book ofchoice for anyone entering the field of nuclear medicine, includingnuclear medicine residents and fellows, cardiac nuclear medicinefellows, and nuclear medicine technology students. It is also ahandy quick-reference guide for those already working in the fieldof nuclear physics.
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