Central Nervous System Scintigraphy

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Central Nervous System Scintigraphy David H. Lewis Jon Umlauf 2-D (Planar Brain Scans) Before the advent of CT, the planar nuclear medicine brain scan, using radiopharmaceuticals such as Technetium-99metastable (Tc-99m)…

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Skeletal “Don’t Touch” Lesions

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Skeletal “Don’t Touch” Lesions Clyde A. Helms Skeletal “don’t touch” lesions are those processes that are so radiographically characteristic that a biopsy or additional diagnostic tests are unnecessary. Not only…

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Pulmonary Scintigraphy

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Pulmonary Scintigraphy David K. Shelton Meena Kumar Although CT angiography (CTA) has taken a central role in diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE), ventilation–perfusion (V/Q) scans remain an important imaging test. A…

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Essential Science of Nuclear Medicine

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Essential Science of Nuclear Medicine Ramsey D. Badawi Linda A. Kroger Jerrold T. Bushberg Relevant Aspects of Radiation Physics Types of Radiation in Nuclear Medicine. The electromagnetic spectrum of radiation…

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Malignant Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

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Malignant Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Clyde A. Helms Radiographic Findings Malignant bone tumors, thankfully, are not very common. Nevertheless, every radiologist should be able to recognize them and give…

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Metabolic Bone Disease

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Metabolic Bone Disease Clyde A. Helms Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is defined as diminished bone quantity in which the bone is otherwise normal. This contrasts to osteomalacia in which the bone quantity…

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Liver, Biliary Tree, and Gallbladder

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Liver, Biliary Tree, and Gallbladder William E. Brant Liver Imaging Methods. CT, MR, and US all produce high-quality images of the liver parenchyma. Dynamic bolus contrast-enhanced MDCT is the current…

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Positron Emission Tomography

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Positron Emission Tomography Cameron C. Foster Bijan Bijan David K. Shelton Introduction PET imaging is the basis of molecular imaging in today’s clinical practice. The new hybrid imaging instrument, PET-CT…

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Introduction to Nuclear Medicine

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Introduction to Nuclear Medicine David K. Shelton Introduction Nuclear medicine encompasses both therapeutic and diagnostic modalities that support practically every field of medical endeavor. Despite changes in referral patterns and…

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