Kevin J. Donohoe, Annick D. Van den Abbeele's Case-based Nuclear Medicine PDF

By Kevin J. Donohoe, Annick D. Van den Abbeele

Praise for the 1st edition:

"Recommend[ed]...for beginners and masters alike. it's going to enhance the reader's breadth of data and skill to make sound scientific decisions." - scientific Nuclear Medicine

Ideal for self-assessment, the second one variation of Case-Based Nuclear Medicine has been absolutely up to date to mirror the newest nuclear imaging know-how, together with state-of-the-art cardiac imaging structures and the newest on PET/CT.

Each bankruptcy is filled with fine quality photographs that exhibit the full-range of as a rule encountered ailment manifestations as visible within the perform of nuclear medication. The lavishly illustrated situations commence with the scientific presentation and a concise sufferer heritage by means of imaging findings, differential diagnoses, the definitive prognosis and follow-up details, a short dialogue of the historical past for every prognosis, and a listing of pearls and pitfalls.


  • Comprehensive insurance of every little thing from unmarried
    photon emission computed tomography to PET/CT imaging
  • Cases offered as 'unknowns' let readers to
    increase their very own differential diagnoses - similar to at the examination
  • Over four hundred high-resolution pictures, together with full-color
    PET/CT and cardiac scintigraphic pictures, record the situations
  • Numerous information, tips, pearls, and pitfalls spotlight
    key issues on the finish of every bankruptcy
  • A scratch-off code presents yr of entry to
    RadCases, a searchable on-line database of 250 must-know nuclear drugs instances

This ordinary atlas is an important source for all citizens and fellows
in radiology and nuclear medication as they overview for tests and get ready for rounds. Clinicians will locate the succinct presentation of situations a useful speedy reference in day-by-day practice.

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Differential Diagnosis • • • • Osteosarcoma Ewing sarcoma Metastatic lesion Myositis ossificans Diagnosis and Clinical Follow-Up Radiographs of the right humerus (Fig. 2) showed cortical erosion, a large soft tissue mass, and an aggressive periosteal reaction with a “hair-on-end” appearance. Post-gadolinium fat saturation coronal MRI (Fig. 3) showed a large soft tissue component underestimated by both skeletal scintigraphy and radiography. The patient underwent surgical excision for Ewing sarcoma.

1). Fig. 1 Technique • • • • A 20 mCi dose of 99mTc-MDP is administered intravenously. Whole-body images of the skeleton are obtained 3 hours after tracer administration. A 1024 × 256 matrix is used for whole-body images. Emphasize the importance of oral hydration to improve soft tissue and bladder clearance. Image Interpretation A whole-body image in the anterior projection (Fig. 1) shows diffuse mild uptake of tracer throughout the peritoneal cavity, with more focal moderate uptake within the periphery.

A mixed phase, in which the proliferative phase overlaps the resorptive phase, can also occur, as shown in this case on the skull radiographs. The incidence of malignant transformation in pagetoid bone is low. When the patient experiences pain in the involved bone, however, further evaluation for malignant transformation is warranted. Pearls and Pitfalls  • • • If malignant change is suspected in a patient with known Paget disease, radiographic investigation is required. Sarcomatous changes in a bone already involved with Paget disease may show a relative absence of tracer localization.

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