Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging

6th Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Print ISBN: 9781455701049
eBook ISBN: 9781455738175
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th January 2012
Page Count: 624


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.

Key Features

  • Get comprehensive coverage of key techniques such as PET/CT, cardiac-gated SPECT, and tumor-specific radionuclides, as well as Cerebrovascular System, Cardiovascular System, Conventional Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy, and Positron Emission Tomography Imaging.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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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