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Essentials of nuclear medicine imaging

Author: Fred A Mettler; Milton J Guiberteau
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Saunders/Elsevier, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This resource has established itself as the best introduction to nuclear imaging techniques. It is practical, yet comprehensive, covering physics, instrumentation, quality control, and legal requirements. The 5th Edition features a new color format, with many user-friendly features such as Pearls and Pitfalls. More than 600 pictures in digital-quality resolution depict imaging of each body system. A series of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred A Mettler; Milton J Guiberteau
ISBN: 0721602010 9780721602011
OCLC Number: 60825568
Description: xi, 577 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Radioactivity, radionuclides, and radiopharmaceuticals --
ch. 2. Instrumentation --
ch. 3. Quality control --
ch. 4. Cerebrovascular system --
ch. 5. Thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands --
ch. 6. Cardiovascular system --
ch. 7. Respiratory system --
ch. 8. Gastrointestinal tract --
ch. 9. Skeletal system --
ch. 10. Genitourinary system and adrenal glands --
ch. 11. Conventional neoplasm imaging and radioimmunotherapy --
ch. 12. Inflammation and infection imaging --
ch. 13. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging --
ch. 14. Legal requirements and radiation safety --
Appendix A. Characteristics of radionuclides for imaging and therapy --
Appendix B-1. Radioactivity conversion table for international system (SI) units : becquerels to curies --
Appendix B-2. Radioactivity conversion table for international system (SI) units : curies to becquerels --
Appendix C-1. Technetium 99-m decay and generation tables --
Appendix C-2. Other radionuclide decay tables --
Appendix D. Injection techniques and pediatric dosage --
Appendix E-1. Sample techniques for nuclear imaging --
Appendix E-2. Abnormal radiopharmaceutical distribution due to medications and other extrinsic factors --
Appendix F. Nonradioactive pharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine --
Appendix G. Pregnancy and breastfeeding --
Appendix H-1. General considerations for patients receiving radionuclide therapy --
Appendix H-2. Special considerations and requirements for iodine-131 therapy --
Appendix I. Emergency procedures for spills of radioactive material.
Responsibility: Fred A. Mettler, Jr., Milton J. Guiberteau.

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Includes discussion and images related both to gated cardiac SPECT and PET scanning for neoplasms, and the role of technologies, such as CT angiography for pulmonary embolism and fusion imaging.  Read more...

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-Well organized, understandable, and a quick read, this text is an excellent resource... The book is very affordable, especially considering its value in everyday practice.-- Radiology - October 2007 Read more...

 
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