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12 Chapters on Nuclear Medicine

The development of nuclear medicine as a medical specialty has resulted in the large-scale application of its effective imaging methods in everyday practice as a primary method of diagnosis. The introduction of positron-emitting tracers (PET) has represented another fundamental leap forward in the ability of nuclear medicine to exert a profound impact on patient management, while the ability to produce radioisotopes of different elements initiated a variety of tracer studies in biology and medicine, facilitating enhanced interactions of nuclear medicine specialists and specialists in other disciplines. At present, nuclear medicine is an essential part of diagnosis of many diseases, particularly in cardiologic, nephrologic and oncologic applications and it is well-established in its therapeutic approaches, notably in the treatment of thyroid cancers. Data from official sources of different countries confirm that more than 10-15 percent of expenditures on clinical imaging studies are spent on nuclear medicine procedures.

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12 Chapters on Nuclear MedicineEdited by Ali Gholamrezanezhad

Published: December 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1257

ISBN: 978-953-307-802-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6618-4

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

83259 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

20 Dimensions Citations


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1. Physiologic and False Positive Pathologic Uptakes on Radioiodine Whole Body Scan

By Byeong-Cheol Ahn


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2. Internal Radiation Dosimetry: Models and Applications

By Ernesto Amato, Alfredo Campennì, Astrid Herberg, Fabio Minutoli and Sergio Baldari


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3. Medical Cyclotron

By Reina A. Jimenez V


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4. Radionuclide Infection Imaging: Conventional to Hybrid

By Muhammad Umar Khan and Muhammad Sharjeel Usmani


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5. Nuclear Medicine in Musculoskeletal Disorders: Clinical Approach

By Noelia Medina-Gálvez and Teresa Pedraz


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6. Role of the Radionuclide Metrology in Nuclear Medicine

By Sahagia Maria


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7. Breast Cancer: Radioimmunoscintigraphy and Radioimmunotherapy

By Mojtaba Salouti and Zahra Heidari


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8. Diagnosis of Dementia Using Nuclear Medicine Imaging Modalities

By Merissa N. Zeman, Garrett M. Carpenter and Peter J. H. Scott


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9. Post-Therapeutic I-131 Whole Body Scan in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

By Ho-Chun Song and Ari Chong


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10. Apoptosis Imaging in Diseased Myocardium

By Junichi Taki, Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Anri Inaki, Ichiro Matsunari and Seigo Kinuya


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11. Dosimetry for Beta-Emitter Radionuclides by Means of Monte Carlo Simulations

By Pedro Pérez, Francesca Botta, Guido Pedroli and Mauro Valente


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12. Skeleton System

By Rongfu Wang


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