© 2006

Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine

  • A. L. Baert
  • K. Sartor
  • Christiaan Schiepers

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Christiaan Schiepers
    Pages 1-4
  3. Clinical Applications

    1. Giovanni Lucignani, James J. Frost
      Pages 7-37
    2. Roxana Campisi, Felix Y. J. Keng, Heinrich R. Schelbert
      Pages 39-59
    3. Henry D. Royal, David A. Hillier
      Pages 61-81
    4. François Jamar, Raffaella Barone
      Pages 83-100
    5. Christiaan Schiepers
      Pages 101-111
    6. Huub J. J. M. Rennen, Chantal P. Bleeker-Rovers, Wim J. G. Oyen
      Pages 113-126
    7. Jean-Luc C. P. Urbain
      Pages 127-134
    8. Mark Tulchinsky
      Pages 135-152
    9. Irene Virgolini, T. Traub-Weidinger
      Pages 153-184
    10. Christiaan Schiepers, Carl K. Hoh
      Pages 185-204
    11. Hans C. Steinert, Gerhard Goerres, Gustav K. von Schulthess
      Pages 205-214
    12. Martin Allen-Auerbach, Johannes Czernin, Christiaan Schiepers
      Pages 215-225
    13. Helen R. Nadel, Moira E. Stilwell
      Pages 227-244
  4. Basics of Scintigraphic Imaging

    1. Guy Bormans, Kristin Verbeke, Alfons Verbruggen
      Pages 247-274
    2. Sibylle I. Ziegler, Magnus Dahlbom
      Pages 275-290
    3. Johan Nuyts, Dirk Bequé
      Pages 291-310
  5. Future Outlook

    1. Meike L. Schipper, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
      Pages 313-342
    2. Christiaan Schiepers
      Pages 343-344

About this book


The field of nuclear medicine is undergoing rapid expansion, and is evolving into diagnostic molecular imaging. During recent years, dual-modality imaging with PET/CT has gained acceptance and this is currently the fastest-growing technique for oncological imaging applications. The glucose analogue FDG has held its place in diagnostic oncology, assessment of myocardial viability and diagnosis of neuro-degenerative disorders. Peptides have become even more important as imaging agents. The accuracy of hepatobiliary scintigraphy has been enhanced by cholecystokinin. The use of ACE inhibitors in the evaluation of renovascular hypertension has become the standard in renography. New instrumentation has led to faster scanners, and computer development to better image processing software. Automatic processing is more common, and standardization of protocols can be accomplished easily. The field of gene imaging has progressed, although routine clinical applications are not yet available. The present text, supplemented with many detailed and informative illustrations, represents an adjunct to the standard knowledge of diagnostic nuclear medicine and provides both the student and the professional with an overview of developments during the past decade.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. L. Baert
    • 1
  • K. Sartor
    • 2
  • Christiaan Schiepers
    • 3
  1. 1.LeuvenGermany
  2. 2.HeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of Molecular and Medical PharmacologyDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews of the second edition:

From RAD Magazine, July 2006:

'There have been many recent advances since the publication of the first edition of this excellent book. This second edition gives an updated review of the current applications of modern nuclear medicine and is recommended to all who are involved in medical imaging and also to those involved in the clinical care of oncology patients.'

"The aim of this excellent book is to present many of the advances around the turn of the century and to provide an update of the field of diagnostic nuclear medicine. … This book is well written, concise, and includes numerous figures and images to better inform the reader. The paper is of a high quality, which allows for a good reproduction of figures and images. I highly recommend this book to nuclear medicine specialists, radiologists, interested students and physicians." (Mei Tian, Oncology, Vol. 70 (5), 2006)

"This book has an interesting and original structure and provides succinct and readily intelligible information about the clinical and technical aspects of modern diagnostic nuclear medicine. The reader is provided with much useful information on definition of protocols and evaluation of images. This publication should become a valuable resource for nuclear physicians, radiologists, residents and technologists … . It will also be of use to all specialists with an interest in nuclear medicine, including those not yet routinely involved in the field." (Vincenzo Cuccurullo and Pier Francesco Rambaldi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Vol. 34, 2007)