Radioactive Isotopes in the Localization of Tumours

Radioactive Isotopes in the Localization of Tumours

The Proceedings of the International Nuclear Medicine Symposium Arranged by the Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital and Held at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, in September, 1967

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editors: V. R. McCready, D. M. Taylor, N. G. Trott
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226828

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Radioactive Isotopes in the Localization of Tumours covers the proceedings of the 1967 International Nuclear Medicine Symposium, held at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, organized by the Institute of Cancer Research in association with the Royal Marsden Hospital. This book is composed of three parts encompassing 40 chapters. After an introduction to the principles of scanning and physical problems, this book goes on describing the physical aspects of mechanical scanning systems, collimators, cameras, autofluorescope, and photoscanner. The second part reviews the radioactive materials for tumor localization. This part specifically examines the technique of regional oxygenation, mercury-197 chlormerodrin, and TRIGA reactor. The third part is devoted to the clinical aspects of tumor diagnosis. This book is of value to physicists, engineers, chemists, and clinicians.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    List of Contributors

    Review Lectures

    Chapter 1 Principles of Scanning and Current Physical Problems

    Chapter 2 Medical Potentialities of Small Cyclotrons

    Part I - Physical Aspects

    Chapter 3 Mechanical Scanning Systems — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 4 New Instrumentation for Positron Scanning

    Chapter 5 Design and Performance of the Dynapix

    Chapter 6 Investigations of Collimator Performance — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 7 Cameras and Other Imaging Devices — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 8 Tumor Localization with the Digital Autofluoroscope

    Chapter 9 The Evaluation of an Image Intensifier Isotope Camera

    Chapter 10 Clinical Applications of an Image Converter Tube Gamma Camera

    Chapter 11 Display and Analysis — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 12 A Versatile Instrument for Photoscan Analysis Which Produces Color Display from Black and White Photoscans

    Chapter 13 Spark Chambers and Image Intensifiers

    Chapter 14 Tumor Localization by Scintiscanning Technique: Digital Computer Processing

    Chapter 15 A Universal Multifunction Computer Interface System for Rectilinear Scanners

    Part II - Radioactive Materials in the Investigation of Tumors

    Chapter 16 Radiopharmaceuticals for Tumor Localization — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 17 Distribution of Radionuclide-Labeled Proteins in an Experimental Tumor System

    Chapter 18 Current Techniques Employing Regional Oxygenation as a Means to Enhance the Localization of Radioisotopes in Brain Tumors

    Chapter 19 Recent Developments in New Agents, Instrumentation and Techniques for Tumor Localization

    Chapter 20 Mercury-197 Chloromerodrin in the Localization of Extracranial Tumors

    Chapter 21 The Use of a Triga Reactor in a Nuclear Medical Department

    Part III - Clinical Aspects

    (a) Thyroid and Parathyroid

    Chapter 22 The Examination of Thyroid Carcinoma

    Chapter 23 Thyroid and Parathyroid - Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 24 The Contribution of Suppression Scanning to the Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules for Cancer

    Chapter 25 Parathyroid Scintiscanning: Progress and Problems

    (b) Bone

    Chapter 26 Bone Scanning — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 27 Detection of Occult Bone Metastases of Breast Cancer at the Time of Radical Mastectomy by Photoscanning with Strontium-85

    Chapter 28 Bone Scanning with Strontium-87m Using Total Information Storage and Controlled Retrieval

    (c) Soft Tissues

    Chapter 29 Soft Tissue Scanning — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 30 Lymph Node Scanning — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 31 Indirect Lymphography: a Physiological Method of Investigating Lymph Nodes

    Chapter 32 Liver Examination in Cancer Patients with Scanner and Gamma Camera Using Rose Bengal-131I as a Tracer

    Chapter 33 Spleen Scanning as an Aid to Tumor Diagnostics

    Chapter 34 Radioisotope Techniques for Evaluation of Pulmonary Pathology

    Chapter 35 Radioisotope Scanning in Lung Cancer

    Chapter 36 Apparatus for Administration of Radioactive Aerosols for Scintigraphy of the Lungs

    (d) Brain Tumors

    Chapter 37 Brain Tumor Detection — Rapporteur Report

    Chapter 38 RIHSA Myelography: a Method in the Diagnosis of Space Occupying Intraspinal Lesions

    Chapter 39 A Comparison of Two Radioisotopic Techniques in Brain Diseases: Gamma Encephalography with RIHSA and Cerebral Scanning with 99mTc Pertechnetate

    Chapter 40 Comparison of the Scintillation Camera with a Rectilinear Scanner for Evaluation of Brain Pathology

    Subject Index

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483226828

About the Editors

V. R. McCready

D. M. Taylor

N. G. Trott

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