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Okechukwu Felix Erondu

Dept of Clinical Imaging, Image Diagnostics


Scintigraphy Nuclear Medicine Bone Metastasis Renal scintigraphy Excretory Urinary Thyroid Cardiac Scintigraphy Low Resources

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Applications of nuclear medicine techniques in diagnosis, staging, and monitoring of diseases have evolved. The miniaturization of equipment and refinement in technology has improved the capability of providing important anatomical and functional information of the urinary system, bones, thyroid, cardiac and other organs. This book will start with an overview of the topic, including definition and clinical basis for Scintigraphy; explore the current trends in equipment, and improvements in techniques leading to better information. The various radionuclides used in Scintigraphy will be highlighted, and packaging, handling, and risks associated with radionuclides will be described. The book will include detailed techniques used in bone, renal, cardiac and thyroid Scintigraphy, including indications and contraindications; and Scintigraphy practice in low resource countries. In summary, this book will attempt to review current trends in Scintigraphy and highlight some challenges of practice in low resource counties. It is hoped that this book will benefit both clinical and non-clinical fellows interested in the subject of Scintigraphy. 

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Date completed: August 7th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: October 27th 2019

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Review results due: January 15th 2020

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Expected publication date: March 15th 2020

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About the editor

Okechukwu Felix Erondu

Dept of Clinical Imaging, Image Diagnostics

Dr. Felix Okechukwu Erondu is a practicing medical imaging consultant with clinical experience spanning over twenty five years. He is a senior research fellow with over 40 scientific publications in renown international journals and 4 textbooks to his credit. Dr Erondu also holds the post of the Medical director of Image Diagnostics , Nigeria, a chain of ultramodern diagnostic facilities engaged in medical imaging and clinical support services. He has served as a board member of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital and chairman of Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria. He holds a masters degree in Medical Imaging and a doctorate in Medical Physics.

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