this book serves as a reference for moving the discovery and development of radiopharmaceuticals from the workbench to clinical applications. it thus benefits not only clinicians but also translational research scientists-molecular biologists, chemists, imaging scientists, pharmaceutical developers, physicists, and support staff.show more
comprehensive and up-to-date, diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine for neuroendocrine tumors will assist and guide physicians who encounter patients with these conditions, either from a diagnostic or therapeutic standpoint, and particularly emphasizes the current and emerging medical devices and imaging and therapeutic options.show more
featuring full-color illustrations, schematic diagrams, and diagnostic algorithms, atlas of cardiac innervation is a valuable resource for cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and electrophysiologists.show more
maria carmen garganese
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andor w. j. m. glaudemans
magdy m. khalil
the book closes by examining clinical applications of pet and hybrid pet and their physiological and/or molecular basis in conjunction with technical foundations in the disciplines of oncology, cardiology and neurology, pet in pediatric malignancy and its role in radiotherapy treatment planning. basic science of pet imaging will meet the needs of nuclear medicine practitioners, other radiology specialists, and trainees in these fields.show more
e. edmund kim
kristen m. waterstram-rich
peter s. conti
this book presents original case studies performed on dedicated pet-ct devices and showcases common and uncommon cancers and the latest pet-ct applications for neurological, pediatric, and cardiovascular disorders. this authoritative book, now in its second edition, presents correlative three-dimensional cross-sectional pet and ct images that highlight pathological findings. each case example is accompanied by a concise explanation of the patient history and interpretation of the pet-ct study. "pearls and pitfalls" and insightful discussions are included to assist in the understanding of pathology, diagnosis, and imaging approaches. the book also discusses pathophysiology and technical artifacts and summarizes the advantages and limitations of using this technology in the clinical setting. pet-ct: a case-based approach, second edition, is a valuable resource for nuclear medicine practitioners, radiologists, and residents, as well as referring clinicians interested in learning more about how this imaging modality can be applied in their patient populations. peter s.
conti is a professor of radiology and the director of the pet imaging science center at the university of southern california, and is a fellow of both the american college of radiology and american college of nuclear physicians. he is a pioneer in the development of the clinical applications of pet and pet-ct.
this book provides detailed information on therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals and discusses emerging technologies which have potential for broad clinical implementation. recent advances in molecular biology, radiopharmaceutical chemistry and radioisotope production have stimulated a new era for the use of radiopharmaceuticals for targeted radionuclide therapy (trt). emerging clinical trials include use of peptides and monoclonal antibodies radiolabeled with therapeutic radionuclides for cancer therapy. in addition, small molecules are used for the treatment of chronic diseases such as metastatic bone pain palliation and radiation synovectomy of inflammatory joints. in the interventional arena, therapy of primary and metastatic liver cancer and arterial restenosis following angioplasty of both the coronary and peripheral arteries are being explored. reactor and accelerator production of therapeutic radioisotopes is also integrated into these discussions. the development and use of radiopharmaceutical targeting characteristics required for treatment of specific disease processes and how these are implemented for radiopharmaceutical design strategies are also described.
radiopharmaceuticals for therapy will benefit audiences in nuclear medicine and radionuclide therapy and will thus prove an invaluable source of up-to-date information for students, radiopharmaceutical scientists and professionals working in the radiopharmacy and nuclear medicine specialties.
this issue of pet clinics focuses on special techniques and technical advances in pet/ct imaging. articles will include: pet/ct guided fnac/biopsy; dual time point imaging; overview of conventional imaging based intervention in clinical practice; special techniques in pet/ct in evaluating genito-urinary malignances; special techniques in pet/ct imaging for evaluation of head and neck cancer; pet/ct enteroclysis; contrast media in pet/ct imaging; pet/ct guided rfa; non-attenuated corrected pet/ct imaging and applications; and more!
this issue of pet clinics examines pet/ct imaging in tracers beyond fdg. article include standardization and quantification in pet/ct imaging: tracers beyond fdg; 18f naf pet/ct imaging; 18f naf pet/ct imaging in pediatrics; choline pet/ct imaging for the head and neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis; dopa pet/ct imaging for the head and neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis; 68 gassrts pet/ct imaging for the head and neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis; flt pet/ct imaging for the head and neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis; hypoxia tracers; pet/mri tracers beyond fdg: current status and future aspects; pet/ct normal variations: effect of novel quantitative approaches; and more!
this two-part issue, edited by dr. rathan subramaniam, reviews current clinical information in "pet/ct and patient outcomes." in part ii of this issue, articles will include: hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer; endometrial, cervical & ovarian cancer; renal, bladder and testicular cancer; musculoskeletal and soft tissue tumors; myocardial perfusion / viability; unknown primary cancer; gastric cancer; brain tumors; neuroendocrine tumors, and more!
this issue, edited by dr. rakesh kumar, reviews current clinical information in "pet based interventions." articles will include: pet/ct in radiofrequency ablation; pet/ct guided fnac/biopsy; pet/ct in radiotherapy planning; dual time point imaging; the role of pet in radiation oncology; pet/ct in individualization of treatment (personalized medicine); ga68-dota-toc pet/ct in targeted radionuclide therapy (lu188 therapy for net); role of fdg pet/ct in targeted radionuclide therapy of endocrine malignancies; overview of conventional imaging based intervention in clinical practice; special techniques in pet/ct in evaluating genito-urinary malignancies; and more!
s ren hess
part ii of the important issue on contribution of fdg to modern medicine. articles will include: fdg in infectious/inflammatory diseases, fdg in cardiovascular disease, assesment of treatment response using pet, pet based chemotherapy response assessment, pet based radiation therapy planning, pet based interventional radiology, pet/mri, evolving and upcoming applications of fdg-pet in medicine, and more.
this issue of pet clinics examines the contribution of fdg to modern medicine. in the first of two issues, articles include: the basic principles of fdg-pet/ct imaging; fdg-pet in diffuse large b-cell lymphoma; fdg-pet in thoracic malignancies; fdg-pet/ct in gastrointestinal malignancies; fdg-pet/ct in infectious and inflammatory diseases; fdg in urologic malignancies; fdg-pet for interventional oncology in liver malignancy; fdg-pet in neurology and psychiatry, and more!
mansi, l., lopci, e., cuccurullo, v., chiti, a. (eds.)
this book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of pediatric nuclear medicine, encompassing both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. detailed attention is paid to the role of fdg pet-ct within oncology, but a variety of other long-established or less frequently used diagnostic procedures are also covered. each indication is critically discussed from a clinical perspective, with analysis of benefits and limitations and comparison against the information yield of alternative techniques. the coverage of therapy based on radiopharmaceuticals includes the most relevant current strategies, including those utilizing radioiodine, mibg, or radiolabelled peptides. in addition, issues concerning the radiation risk of nuclear medicine procedures in children are addressed. all chapters have been written by international experts and include the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information.
saha, gopal b.
this revised edition of basics of pet imaging presents an unparalleled text on the basics of pet imaging technology. distinguished author, dr. gopal b. saha, has updated his previous bestselling work with concise chapters on pet fundamentals, including:
- basic physics
- instrumentation and data acquisition
- production of pet radionuclides
- performance characteristics of pet scanners
- regulatory and reimbursement issues
to maximize understanding, and to help technologists and residents prepare for board exams, chapters include pertinent basic science and equations along with sample problems and practice questions. the remarkable combination of dr. saha’s brevity and clarity of content once again makes this edition an ideal reference book for nuclear medicine professionals interested in the basics of pet imaging.
ripal t. gandhi; suvranu ganguli; salomao faintuch
interventional oncology is a concise, practical guide to state-of-the-art, image-guided procedures that are among the most innovative and effective cancer treatment options available today. each chapter is presented in a similar format that includes indications, contraindications, patient selection, pre-procedure workup, technique, post procedure management, and clinical data. this book is the perfect high-yield manual for practitioners to consult before seeing oncology patients, as well as for intra and post-procedure management.
- high-quality color illustrations and multi-modality clinical images
- covers all the latest interventional oncology procedures
- chapter authors are leading authorities in the field
- tips and pearls at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive set of references
this book is an excellent clinical guide for seasoned interventional radiologists as well as trainees in interventional oncology to consult on a day–to–day basis.
by chun k kim
- covers the full range of nuclear medicine cases: neurologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, gi, infection and inflammation, skeletal, pediatric, and oncologic
- succinctly summarizes radiologic findings, differential diagnosis in order of frequency, teaching points, and provides next steps in management
- includes fusion imaging – pet/ct – cases
- over 550 high-quality images provide a visual resource for honing diagnostic skills
in 194 cases featuring over 450, high-quality images, nuclear medicine and pet/ct cases provides a succinct review of clinically relevant cases covering the full range of nuclear medicine. cases are grouped into sections including: nuclear cns imaging, nuclear inflammation/infection imaging, ventilation/perfusion lung scintigraphy, pediatric nuclear medicine, cardiac imaging, bone scintigraphy, pet/ct in oncology, general oncologic imaging, thyroid and parathyroid, radionuclide therapy and pre-therapy evaluation, liver, spleen and biliary tract, gastrointestinal tract, renal scintigraphy. part of the cases in radiology series, this book follows the easy-to-use format of question and answer in which the patient history is provided on the first page of the case, and radiologic findings, differential diagnosis, teaching points, next steps in management, and suggestions for furthering reading are revealed on the following page. this casebook is an essential resource for radiology residents and practicing radiologists alike.
by daniel a. pryma
in contrast to most anatomic radiographic imaging techniques, nuclear medicine permits real time, non-invasive imaging of human physiology and pathophysiology and also allows for exquisite targeting of disease with therapeutic radiology. to open this window to the processes of human disease, one must first understand the physical processes behind radioactive decay and emission, as well the principles of radiation detection. practical nuclear medicine physics provides residents and practitioners in nuclear medicine and radiology a readable explanation of the physics concepts underpinning nuclear imaging and how they impact the utilization and interpretation of those images. following a brief introductory section, the book provides numerous case examples, illustrating various imaging artifacts and pitfalls that can be recognized and remedied with a solid understanding of the physics behind the procedure. understanding and applying the physics behind nuclear medicine is essential to maximizing not only diagnostic and therapeutic accuracy for providing optimal patient care, but “practical physics” is a required portion of radiology residency education and a designated area of the board exams.
by abdelhamid h. elgazzar (editor)
this book, now in its third edition, aims to promote a deeper understanding of the scientific and clinical basis of nuclear medicine and the new directions in medical imaging. the new edition has been revised and updated to reflect recent changes and to ensure that the contents are in line with likely future directions. the book starts by providing essential information on general pathophysiology, cell structure and cell biology as well as the mechanisms of radiopharmaceutical localization in different tissues and cells. the clinical applications of nuclear medicine are then presented in a series of chapters that cover every major organ system and relate the basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to the clinical utilization of various scintigraphic modalities. the therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine are discussed in a separate chapter, and the final chapter is devoted to the biologic effects of ionizing radiations, including radiation from medical procedures.