Nuclear Oncology: Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications

Hardcover | November 21, 2012

EditorH. William Strauss

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This book provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of both the basic principles and the clinical applications of nuclear oncology imaging techniques. The authors have assembled a distinguished group of leaders in the field who provide valuable insight on the subject. The book also includes major chapters on the cancer patient and the pathophysiology of abnormal tissue, the evaluation of co-existing disease, and the diagnosis and therapy of specific tumors using functional imaging studies. Each chapter is heavily illustrated to assist the reader in understanding the clinical role of nuclear oncology in cancer disease therapy and management.

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This book provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of both the basic principles and the clinical applications of nuclear oncology imaging techniques. The authors have assembled a distinguished group of leaders in the field who provide valuable insight on the subject. The book also includes major chapters on the cancer pat...

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Nuclear Oncology: Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications is a comprehensive textbook covering the increasing role of radionuclide-based technologies in the management of oncologic patients, with disease-oriented chapters giving a detailed overview of current indications and developments. Topics covered include instrumentation, physi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:893 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0.04 inPublished:November 21, 2012Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387488936

ISBN - 13:9780387488936

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Table of Contents

I. Basic Science1. The Cancer Biology of Molecular Imaging2. Radiopharmaceuticals for Single-Photon Emission Imaging and for Therapy3. Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging in Oncology with Special Emphasis on Positron-Emitting Agents4. Physics of Nuclear Oncology 5. Instrumentation6. Radiobiology and Radiation Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine: Therapy, Diagnosis, and Considerations for Sensitive PopulationsII. Clinical Applications7. Lymphomas8. Multiple Myeloma9. Brain Tumors 10. Head and Neck Cancer 11. Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumors12. Breast Cancer13. Lung and Mediastinal Tumors 14. Gastric Cancers 15. Cancers of the Esophagus and Small Bowel, Precancerous States of the Large Bowel, and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors 16. Tumors of the Liver and Biliary Tract17. Pancreatic Cancer 18. Neuroendocrine Tumors 19. Colorectal Cancer 20. Kidney and Bladder Cancer 21. Tumors of the Genitourinary System22. Gynecologic Cancers23. Sarcoma24. Malignant Melanoma25. Pediatric CancersIII. Radionuclide Therapy26. I-131 MIBG Therapy27. Targeted Therapy for Bone MetastasisIV. Radioguided Surgery28. Radioguided Surgery V. Heart Disease in the Cancer Patient29. Imaging the Heart in the Cancer PatientVI. Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy30. Nuclear Medicine in the Assessment of Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy in the Lung, Kidney, and Gastrointestinal Tract VII. Teaching Cases31. Cases

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From the reviews:"This is one of only a few books dedicated to this emerging field. . The intended audience is practitioners in nuclear medicine, especially those with a significant interest in oncology, and how nuclear medicine procedures, imaging, and therapy can be integrated into patient management. . This is an outstanding and thorough review of the applications of nuclear medicine to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with cancer. . It will be a valuable resource for practitioners in the field of nuclear medicine." (Bennett S. Greenspan, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2013)