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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging

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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, by Drs. Fred A Mettler and Milton J Guiberteau, provides the practical and comprehensive guidance you need to master key nuclear imaging techniques. From physics, instrumentation, quality control, and legal requirements to hot topics such as sodium fluoride, radiopharmaceuticals, and recommended pediatric administered doses and guidelines, this sixth edition covers the fundamentals and recent developments in the practice of nuclear medicine. This excellent resource in nuclear medicine also features access to the full text online at, high-quality images, and unknown case sets for self assessment.




Hardbound, 624 Pages

Published: January 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0104-9


  • 1. Radioactivity, Radionuclides, and Radiopharmaceuticals
    2. Instrumentation and Quality Control
    3. Central Nervous System
    4. Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Salivary Glands
    5. Cardiovascular System
    6. Respiratory System
    7. Gastrointestinal Tract
    8. Skeletal System
    9. Genitourinary System and Adrenal Glands
    10. Non-PET Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy
    11. 18F-FDG PET/CT Neoplasm Imaging
    12. Inflammation and Infection Imaging
    13. Authorized User and Radioisotope Safety Issues

    Self Evaluation Section
    Unknown Case Sets
    Answers to Unknown Case Sets

    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-99m Decay and Generation Tables

    Appendix C-2
    Other Radionuclide Decay Tables

    Appendix D
    Injection Techniques and Pediatric Dosages

    Appendix E-1
    Sample Techniques for Nuclear Imaging

    Appendix E-2
    Abnormal Radiopharmaceutical Distribution as a Result of Medications and Other Extrinsic Factors

    Appendix F
    Nonradioactive Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

    Appendix G
    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    Appendix H-1
    General Considerations for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Radionuclide Therapy

    Appendix H-2
    Special Considerations and Requirements for Iodine-131 Therapy

    Appendix I
    Emergency Procedures for Spills of Radioactive Materials


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