Nuclear Medicine Textbook: Methodology and Clinical Applications


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Building on the conventional concept of nuclear medicine; this textbook; Nuclear Medicine Textbook: Methodology and Clinical Applications presents innovative concepts of hybrid imaging and discusses the close associations between nuclear medicine and other clinical specialties; in order to attain the best possible outcomes for patients. Today the diagnostic applications of nuclear medicine are no more stand-alone procedures; separate from other diagnostic imaging modalities. This is particularly true for hybrid imaging guided interventional radiology or surgical procedures. Accordingly; today’s nuclear medicine specialists are actually experts in multimodality imaging (in addition to their skills in the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radionuclides). This new role needs a new core curriculum for training nuclear medicine specialists. Nuclear Medicine Textbook: Methodology and Clinical Applications; (PDF) is designed to meet these new educational needs; and to train nuclear physicians and technologists for careers in this exciting specialty.


“This publication is ‘compulsory’ for training nuclear medicine specialists. The textbook is also useful for physicists; practitioners; technologists; nurses; radiochemists; clinicians; and all the other professionals interested to adjourn in this excellent and clinically relevant specialty. This publication absolutely must not fail in all the departments in which nuclear medicine is practiced.” — Luigi Mansi; European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging; Vol. 47; 2020

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Duccio Volterrani, Paola Anna Erba, Ignasi Carrio, H. William Strauss, Giuliano Mariani






1331 pages









Table of contents

Table of contents :
Front Matter ….Pages i-xvi
Front Matter ….Pages 1-1
Fundamentals of Natural and Artificial Radioactivity and Interaction of Ionizing Radiations with Matter (Alberto Del Guerra, Daniele Panetta)….Pages 3-19
Single-Photon-Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals (Federica Orsini, Erinda Puta, Federica Guidoccio, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 21-56
Positron-Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals (Piero A. Salvadori, Elena Filidei, Assuero Giorgetti)….Pages 57-98
Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy (Federica Orsini, Federica Guidoccio, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 99-116
Methods and Instrumentation for Measuring Radioactivity (Maria Evelina Fantacci)….Pages 117-135
General-Purpose Gamma Cameras, Dedicated Gamma Cameras, and Gamma-Probes for Radioguided Surgery (Roberto Pani, Federica Guidoccio, Raffaele Scafè, Pat Zanzonico, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 137-171
Image Acquisition and Processing with Gamma Cameras Including Integrated SPECT/CT and Dedicated Gamma Cameras (Duccio Volterrani, Federica Guidoccio, Giulia Puccini, Sara Mazzarri)….Pages 173-186
Principles of CT and MR imaging (Christian Bracco, Daniele Regge, Michele Stasi, Michela Gabelloni, Emanuele Neri)….Pages 187-198
PET/CT and PET/MR Tomographs: Image Acquisition and Processing (Nicola Belcari, Ronald Boellaard, Matteo Morrocchi)….Pages 199-217
Essentials of Quantitative Imaging with PET (Adriaan A. Lammertsma)….Pages 219-233
Principles of Radiation Biology and Dosimetry for Nuclear Medicine Procedures (Massimo Salvatori, Amedeo Capotosti, Luca Indovina)….Pages 235-260
Radiation Protection for Patients (Lawrence T. Dauer, Sören Mattsson, Eliseo Vañó, Yoshiharu Yonekura)….Pages 261-272
Radiation Protection for Personnel and the Environment (Antonio C. Traino)….Pages 273-280
Essentials of CT Image Interpretation (Davide Caramella, Matteo Revelli, Alessandro Villa)….Pages 281-316
Essentials of MR Image Interpretation (Davide Caramella, Fabio Chiesa)….Pages 317-350
Image-Guided and Radioguided Surgery (Francesco Giammarile, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Federica Orsini, Renato A. Valdés Olmos, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 351-388
Front Matter ….Pages 389-389
Radionuclide Imaging for Non-tumor Diseases of the Brain (Duccio Volterrani, Giampiero Giovacchini, Andrea Ciarmiello)….Pages 391-412
Hybrid Imaging for Tumors of the Brain (Giampiero Giovacchini, Mattia Riondato, Patrizia Lazzeri, Elisa Borsò, Valerio Duce, Rossella Leoncini et al.)….Pages 413-429
Hybrid Imaging of the Head and Neck Region (Alejandro Fernández, Valle Camacho)….Pages 431-447
Radionuclide Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease (Matteo Bauckneht, Flavia Ticconi, Roberta Piva, Riemer H. J. A. Slart, Alberto Nieri, Silvia Morbelli et al.)….Pages 449-497
Radionuclide Imaging of Benign Pulmonary Diseases (Federica Guidoccio, Edoardo Airò, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 499-521
Hybrid Imaging for Tumours of the Chest (Roberto C. Delgado Bolton, Adriana K. Calapaquí Terán)….Pages 523-542
Hybrid Imaging for Breast Malignancies (Federica Padovano, Giuliano Mariani, Marco Ferdeghini)….Pages 543-570
Hybrid Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy of Musculoskeletal Diseases (Paola Anna Erba, Martina Sollini, Roberta Zanca, Roberto Boni, Lesley Flynt, Elena Lazzeri et al.)….Pages 571-644
Hybrid Imaging of Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies (Montserrat Estorch)….Pages 645-653
Hybrid Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy in Hemato-oncology (Paola Anna Erba, Martina Sollini, Roberto Boni, Sara Galimberti)….Pages 655-705
Hybrid Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy for Thyroid Disorders (Federica Guidoccio, Gayane Aghakhanyan, Mariano Grosso)….Pages 707-747
Hybrid Imaging in Non-thyroidal Endocrinological Disorders (Duccio Volterrani, Federica Guidoccio, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 749-765
Hybrid Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy of Neuroendocrine Tumors (Duccio Volterrani, Lisa Bodei, Federica Guidoccio)….Pages 767-784
Radionuclide Imaging of the Nephro-Urinary Tract (Duccio Volterrani, Federica Orsini, Federica Guidoccio)….Pages 785-808
Functional Imaging for Benign Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Gayane Aghakhanyan, Elisa Fiasconaro, Elisa Tardelli, Mariano Grosso, Italia Paglianiti)….Pages 809-839
Hybrid Imaging for Malignant Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Joan Duch, Albert Flotats)….Pages 841-857
Radionuclide Therapy for Tumors of the Liver and Biliary Tract (Federica Guidoccio, Giuseppe Boni, Duccio Volterrani, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 859-879
Hybrid Imaging for Gynecologic Malignancies (Elisa Lodi Rizzini, Elena Tabacchi, Cristina Nanni)….Pages 881-898
Hybrid Imaging for Male Malignancies (Akram Al-Ibraheem, Abdullah S. Al Zreiqat, Serena Chiacchio, Abedallatif A. AlSharif)….Pages 899-924
Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics (Pietro Zucchetta, Diego De Palma)….Pages 925-949
Hybrid Imaging of the Peripheral Lymphatic System (Paola Anna Erba, Roberto Boni, Martina Sollini, Andrea Marciano, Rossella Di Stefano, Giuliano Mariani)….Pages 951-975
Molecular Guidance for Planning External Beam Radiation Therapy (Federica Orsini, Giovanna Pepe, Arturo Chiti, Giuseppe Roberto D’Agostino, Annibale Versari, Carlo Cavedon et al.)….Pages 977-1006
Front Matter ….Pages 1007-1007
Radiopharmacy/Radiochemistry for Conventional Single-Photon Emitting and Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals (Alessandra Boschi, Adriano Duatti)….Pages 1009-1018
Radiopharmacy/Radiochemistry for Positron-Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals, Including Quality Assurance and Process Validation Principles (Piero A. Salvadori)….Pages 1019-1037
Recommendations for Conducting Clinical Trials with Radiopharmaceuticals (Clemens Decristoforo, Serge K. Lyashchenko)….Pages 1039-1050
Standard Operating Procedures for Quality Control of Gamma Cameras (Angela Vaiano)….Pages 1051-1059
Standard Operating Procedures for Quality Control of PET/CT and PET/MR Tomographs (Alessandra Zorz, Alessandro Scaggion)….Pages 1061-1078
Standard Operating Procedures for Quality Control of Instrumentation for Radioguided Surgery (Angela Vaiano)….Pages 1079-1084
Technical Aspects of Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry and Quantitative Computed Tomography for Assessment of Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition (Pat Zanzonico)….Pages 1085-1098
Current Practical Guidelines for the Most Common Nuclear Medicine Procedures (Irene Marini, Onelio Geatti, H. William Strauss)….Pages 1099-1138
Teaching Cases in Nuclear Medicine: Non-oncological Applications (Venanzio Valenza, Isabella Bruno, Daniela Di Giuda, Germano Perotti, Fabrizio Cocciolillo, Valerio Lanni et al.)….Pages 1139-1198
Teaching Cases in Nuclear Medicine: Oncological Applications (Laura Evangelista, Lucia Setti, Anna Rita Cervino, Gianluigi Ciocia, Lea Cuppari, Riccardo Vicinelli et al.)….Pages 1199-1239
Radiological Anatomy with CT: What the Nuclear Physician Should Know When Reading a PET/CT Scan (Davide Caramella, Matteo Revelli, Alessandro Villa)….Pages 1241-1256
Radiological Anatomy with MR: What the Nuclear Physician Should Know When Reading a PET/MR Scan (Davide Caramella, Fabio Chiesa)….Pages 1257-1278
Interpreting and Reporting the Results of Radionuclide Tests (H. William Strauss, Federica Orsini)….Pages 1279-1296
Back Matter ….Pages 1297-1331

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