The modern practice of nuclear medicine is now well into its seventh decade. Its strength in depicting physiology and function has always complemented our sister anatomic modalities such as CT, MRI and ultrasound. With the incredible development of PET/CT, this is evident now more than ever. Clinical Nuclear Medicine is a unique European/American joint venture that focuses on the universal state of the art in both diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclide methodology. Pertinent clinical applications are emphasized rather than attempting to cover everything included in the several large comprehensive texts available in our field. This â€œpracticalâ€ approach should make this a useful guide to nuclear medicine physicians, technologists, students and interested clinicians alike.
Physics, instrumentation, and radiation protection.- Radiochemistry and radiopharmacy.- Nuclear medicine diagnosis: Brain. Heart. Lung. Liver, spleen and biliary tree. Kidney. Lower genitourinary tract. Gastrointestinal system. Musculoskeletal system. Malignant melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas. Sentinel node biopsy and occult lesion localization in early breast cancer. FDG-PET and PET-CT imaging of head and neck cancers. The endocrine system. Nuclear hematology. Hodgkinâ€™s disease and lymphomas. Scintigraphic detection of infection and inflammation. The relevance of PET in diagnostic oncology. Miscellaneous. Practical considerations in the radionuclide imaging of children.- Nuclear medicine therapy: Radioiodine therapy for benign thyroid disease. Radioiodine therapy: malignant thyroid disease. Radionuclide therapy of bone metastases. Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. Neuroendocrine tumors (MIBG). Radioimmunotherapy. Intra-arterial therapy of liver tumours. Radioisotope therapy of malignant pleural and peritoneal effusions. Radiosynoviorthesis (Radiation synovectomy).