Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: Case Review Series 3rd Edition

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Oct 012021

Stay on top of recent, significant changes in the areas of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging with this updated and expanded volume in the popular Case Review Series. Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 3rd Edition offers highly illustrated, case-based preparation for board review to help residents and recertifying radiologists succeed on exams and provide state-of-the-art patient care.

  • Presents 150 case studies organized by level of difficulty, with all new multiple-choice questions, answers, and rationales that mimic the format of certification exams.
  • Provides more cases on positron emission tomography (PET), including all the latest applications of PET/CT hybrid imaging.
  • Covers new tracers such as Ga68 DOTA, F-18 amyloid, and F-18 prostate cancer imaging agents as well as new indications for Tc99m sestamibi.
  • Reflects recent changes in nuclear medicine including information on patient selection, how therapy affects patients, and if there is evidence of recurring disease.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.



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RadCases Plus Q&A Nuclear Medicine 2nd Edition

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Sep 052021

Essential nuclear medicine cases and board-type Q&A review to help you pass your exam!

Recently, the field of nuclear medicine has witnessed an unprecedented explosion of new clinical diagnostic tracers, radionuclide therapies, hardware, and molecular imaging paradigms. This second edition of RadCases Plus Q&A Nuclear Medicine by Daniel Appelbaum, John Miliziano, Anup Jacob Alexander, and Yong Bradley reflects these advances, presenting 100 new cases and 500 high-quality images. The book covers a wide spectrum, from classic topics, such as thyroid, bone, parathyroid, and renal scans, to the paradigm-shifting concept of “theranostics.” For maximum ease of self-assessment, each case begins with the clinical presentation on the right-hand page; study that and then turn the page for imaging findings, differential diagnoses with the definitive diagnosis, essential facts, pearls and pitfalls, and more.

Key Highlights

  • The latest radionuclide therapies to treat cancers of the prostate, neuroendocrine system, and liver
  • Discussion of up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic PET radiotracers, theraspheres/sirspheres, and new cardiac applications for PYP SPECT
  • Recently described important artifacts such as WBC and FDG microemboli, white fat hypermetabolism, and the potentially confusing inflammation patterns in FDG PET associated with emerging cancer immunotherapies
  • Timeless topics include radiation handling/safety and resolving camera imaging errors


Thieme’s RadCases means cases selected to simulate what you will see on your exams, rounds, and rotations. RadCases helps you to identify the correct differential diagnosis for each case, including the most critical. The series comprehensively covers the following specialties:

  • Breast Imaging • Cardiac Imaging • Emergency Imaging • Gastrointestinal Imaging • Genitourinary Imaging • Head and Neck Imaging • Interventional Radiology • Musculoskeletal Radiology • Neuro Imaging • Nuclear Medicine • Pediatric Imaging • Thoracic Imaging • Ultrasound Imaging


Each RadCases second edition has a code allowing you one year of access to Thieme’s online database of cases: the 100 cases in this book plus 254 cases more.

Master your cases, pass your exams, and diagnose with confidence: RadCases!



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Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine 2nd Edition

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Feb 202021

Recent advances in the field of nuclear medicine (NM) are expanding the role and responsibilities of the nuclear medicine technologist (NMT) to include more complex and detailed tasks. New technologies are making the diagnosis, management, and treatment of illnesses more sensitive, more specific, more accurate, and ultimately safer for both the patient and the technologist.

Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine, Second Edition provides the latest technological advances and expanded responsibilities of today’s NMT while laying a solid foundation for understanding the basic physics behind the technology. As with the original, this edition teaches the units of radioactivity, exposure, and dosimetry, along with the principles of instrumentation needed for detection and measurement. Focusing on the issues of safety, this volume devotes considerable attention to the science and practice of safety techniques and includes information on rules and regulations.

In keeping with the expanding nature of the field, the second edition incorporates many updates and additions such as,

  • Recent modifications to the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations specific to the use of radiopharmaceuticals in medicine
  • The growing popularity of metabolic imaging with positron emissions tomography (PET)
  • The benefits of merging two modalities, namely, the images of PET and computerized tomography (CT) into one short scanning procedure
  • The new role of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals that use molecular targeting as a method of localization

Providing a basic understanding of nuclear medicine, its scientific basis, diagnostic and therapeutic applications, safety practices and regulations, and future directions, Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine, Second Edition is the comprehensive reference for technologists, students, researchers, and other professionals in the Nuclear Medicine.


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Top 3 Differentials in Nuclear Medicine: A Case Review

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Jul 262020

Top 3 Differentials in Nuclear Medicine: A Case Review by renowned nuclear radiologist Ely A. Wolin and esteemed contributors is one in a series of radiology case books mirroring the format of the highly acclaimed O’Brien classic, Top 3 Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review. The book is organized into 12 parts, with initial parts covering neuro, thyroid and parathyroid, cardiac, lung, hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and bone imaging. Latter parts focus on imaging of various inflammatory processes, infections, and neoplasms. The final part covers the important topic of quality control, which is essential for both American Board of Radiology (ABR) exam review and clinical practice.


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Nucleic Acid Detection and Structural Investigations

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Nov 022019

This book volume provides in depth coverage of the nucleic acid field and aims to represent a broad diversity of the methodologies and a wide range of nucleic-acid-related topics within the fields of molecular biology and biomedicine. Chapters are divided in three sections detailing in vitro detection, nanotechnology and imaging, biomedical applications, and big data. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.



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The Pathophysiologic Basis of Nuclear Medicine

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Oct 282019

This book, now in its third edition, aims to promote a deeper understanding of the scientific and clinical basis of nuclear medicine and the new directions in medical imaging. The new edition has been revised and updated to reflect recent changes and to ensure that the contents are in line with likely future directions. The book starts by providing essential information on general pathophysiology, cell structure and cell biology as well as the mechanisms of radiopharmaceutical localization in different tissues and cells. The clinical applications of nuclear medicine are then presented in a series of chapters that cover every major organ system and relate the basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to the clinical utilization of various scintigraphic modalities. The therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine are discussed in a separate chapter, and the final chapter is devoted to the biologic effects of ionizing radiations, including radiation from medical procedures.
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Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

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Oct 052019

This book explains clearly and in detail all aspects of radiation protection in nuclear medicine, including measurement quantities and units, detectors and dosimeters, and radiation biology. Discussion of radiation doses to patients and to embryos, fetuses, and children forms a central part of the book. Phantom models, biokinetic models, calculations, and software solutions are all considered, and a further chapter is devoted to quality assurance and reference levels. Occupational exposure also receives detailed attention. Exposure resulting from the production, labeling, and injection of radiopharmaceuticals and from contact with patients is discussed and shielding calculations are explained. The book closes by considering exposure of the public and summarizing the “rules of thumb” for radiation protection in nuclear medicine. This is an ideal textbook for students and a ready source of useful information for nuclear medicine specialists and medical physics experts.
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Radiation, Ionization, and Detection in Nuclear Medicine

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Oct 032019

This book will serve as the definitive source of detailed information on radiation, ionization, and detection in nuclear medicine. It opens by considering fundamental aspects of nuclear radiation, including dose and energy, sources, and shielding. Subsequent chapters cover the full range of relevant topics, including the detection and measurement of radiation exposure (with detailed information on mathematical modelling); medical imaging; the different types of radiation detector and their working principles; basic principles of and experimental techniques for deposition of scintillating materials; device fabrication; the optical and electrical behaviors of radiation detectors; and the instrumentation used in nuclear medicine and its application. The book will be an invaluable source of information for academia, industry, practitioners, and researchers.
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Nuclear Medicine in Tropical and Infectious Diseases

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Feb 152019

“More than half of the world’s population is at risk of the tropical diseases malaria, leprosy, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, Chagas’ disease, African trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis and half a billion are infected with at least one of these diseases”. J. H. F. Remme, World Health Organisation, 1993. “If it is true that science is not limited by frontiers and all research Institutions then belong to mankind, so it is natural for each Institution to be responsible for the problems of those who live in the geographic area under its influence. There are no specific aspects concerning physical, chemical or philosophical concepts and facts, but specificity does exist concerning geology, sociology and pathology. It is the duty of each Institution to study the particular aspects concerning its geographic region, as missing links of the chain of universal knowledge may be found there.” H. L. de Oliveira, fonner Rector of the University ofSiio Paulo, 1967. “Nuclear Medicine is cost effective, especially in the developing countries. ( … ).
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Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics, Second Edition

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Feb 082019

Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics provides an excellent introduction to the basic concepts of the daunting area of nuclear physics. Logically structured and clearly written, this is the book of choice for anyone entering the field of nuclear medicine, including nuclear medicine residents and fellows, cardiac nuclear medicine fellows and nuclear medicine technology students. The text is also a handy quick-reference guide for those already working in the field of nuclear physics.This new edition provides a basic introduction to nuclear physics and the interactions of radiation and matter. The authors also provide comprehensive coverage of instrumentation and imaging, with separate chapters devoted to SPECT, PET, and PET/CT. Discussion of radiation biology, radiation safety and care of victims of radiation accidents completes the text, with an appendix containing the latest NRC rules and regulations.Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics presents difficult concepts clearly and concisely, defines all terminology for the reader, and facilitates learning through extensive illustrations and self-assessment questions. Content: Chapter 1 Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics (pages 1–19): Chapter 2 Interactionof Radiationwith Matter (pages 20–28): Chapter 3 Formationof Radionuclides (pages 29–36): Chapter 4 Nonscintillation Detectors (pages 37–51): Chapter 5 Nonimaging Scintillation Detectors (pages 52–64): Chapter 6 Imaging Instrumentation (pages 65–84): Chapter 7 Single?Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) (pages 85–113): Chapter 8 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) (pages 114–127): Chapter 9 Combined PET/CT Imaging (pages 128–135): Chapter 10 Quality Control (pages 136–150): Chapter 11 Radiation Biology (pages 151–162): Chapter 12 Radiation Dosimetry (pages 163–166): Chapter 13 Radiation Safety (pages 167–173): Chapter 14 Management of Nuclear Event Casualties (pages 174–187): R. A. Powsner, E. R. Powsner and K. Donohoe
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