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Clinical Nuclear Medicine Neuroimaging

An Instructional Casebook


About this book


This book serves as a casebook for clinical nuclear medicine neuroimaging. Clinical interpretation of nuclear medicine neuroimaging studies is often challenging, mainly due to the complexity of neuroanatomy and a lack of supportive reference books. This is an unmet need in many teaching hospitals. Utilizing a hands-on, case-based approach, this textbook guides readers through clinical nuclear medicine neuroimaging of major neurological diseases and conditions, including dementia, epilepsy, and brain death. Included here are basic guidelines and techniques for nuclear medicine neuroimaging practices, set alongside case examples that include standardized imaging display and detailed interpretation. Each chapter begins with examples of normal brain imaging as a reference point for the remainder of the chapter, which then presents detailed case examples of these diseases through various imaging techniques. Each of the cases highlights clinical and imaging key findings and precise impressions. This is an ideal guide for residents, fellows, and even practicing nuclear medicine physicians as a reference and teaching tool for neuroimaging in clinical nuclear medicine. It will be of significant value to residents, trainees, and young physicians in preparation for their in-service tests and board examinations.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Molecular ImagingOakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA

About the authors

Dafang Wu, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Molecular Imaging at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Nuclear Medicine Neuroimaging
  • Book Subtitle An Instructional Casebook
  • Authors Dafang Wu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40892-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-40893-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 379
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 125 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
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