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© 2007

Thyroid Cancer in Clinical Practice

Benefits

  • Clinically relevant, readable with easy to follow flow diagrams, up-to-date references

  • Includes images and up to-date procedures such as fused Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) images

  • Pocket-sized easily accessible source of information to supplement existing large texts and provide a handy reference for everyday use

Book

About this book

Introduction

Covering all aspects of thyroid cancer, including nodules, pathology, thyroid and whole-body scans, ultrasounds, and other nuclear medicine and radiological studies, as well as follow-up testing and prognosis, Thyroid Cancer in Clinical Practice addresses important issues that physicians should cover when dealing with their patients. It also tackles the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer (the commonest variety) and all aspects of management including surgery, the role and logistics of radioactive iodine and long-term prescription of thyroid hormone. The management of thyroid cancer in adults, children and pregnant women are covered separately. The book also includes images and up-to-date procedures such as fused Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) images.

This pocket-sized book provides an easily accessible source of information to supplement existing large texts and provide a handy reference for everyday use for physicians, including primary care doctors, practitioners and trainees in endocrinology, nuclear medicine, oncology, surgery, including otolaryngology, radiation and medical oncology, and internal medicine. It is also a substantial resource for patients with thyroid cancer as well as residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners.

Keywords

Carcinom Endocrinology Internal medicine Nuclear medicine Oncology PET/CT Surgery Thyroglobulin Thyroid cancer Thyroid nodule Thyroid tumors computed tomography (CT) positron emission tomography thyroid tumours ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Nuclear MedicineStanford University Hospital and ClinicsStanfordUSA

About the authors

Iain Ross McDougall is Professor of Radiology and Medicine and Acting Director of Nuclear Medicine Division at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, USA and has a continued academic and clinical interest in the etiology and management of thyroid cancer. He has written two books and published numerous journal articles and contributed chapters to over 100 books.

Bibliographic information

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Reviews

"...This book is unique because the author provides a hands-on guide to how to take care of patients based on his extensive experience. This is information that is often difficult to find in a traditional textbook. It would be a helpful resource for a clinician who doesn't know how to best manage a particular patient ..." (Doody's Publisher's Club, September 2007)