Nuclear Medicine Companion

This book provides all the information required for the optimal use of nuclear medicine techniques, which are undergoing rapid development yet remain underutilized. The first section illustrates normal patterns observed on commonly and uncommonly performed scans as a reference and explains when and how the procedures should be performed. In addition, the normal patterns on relevant morphologic modalities are documented. Using a problem-solving approach, the following section includes more than 250 cases designed to illustrate both the imaging patterns of different diseases and the role of each study in the diagnosis. Comparisons with other modalities are provided, and the rationale for and effective utilization of each study are discussed. The third section explains pitfalls and provides dosimetric information. The book is directed at physicians and technologists with different levels of training and expertise and also at radiologists who practice nuclear medicine and radiology residents.