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Nuclear Endocrinology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Doina Piciu
      Pages 3-8
    3. Doina Piciu
      Pages 13-19
    4. Doina Piciu
      Pages 21-29
    5. Doina Piciu
      Pages 31-42
    6. Doina Piciu
      Pages 43-58
  3. Nuclear Endocrinology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Doina Piciu, Patriciu Achimaș-Cadariu, Alexandru Irimie, Andra Piciu
      Pages 61-177
    3. Doina Piciu
      Pages 179-206
    4. Doina Piciu
      Pages 207-215
    5. Doina Piciu
      Pages 217-235
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 289-299

About this book


This well-illustrated book, now in a revised and updated second edition, is an up-to-date practical guide to the integration of nuclear medicine into the daily practice of endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, oncologists, and other professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders. The new edition includes information on novel tracers and procedures as well as updates on management guidelines and protocols. The focus is especially on the contributions of SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MRI in endocrinology. An opening section discusses general aspects of nuclear medicine, such as dosimetry, radiation protection, and choice of radiopharmaceutical. The role of nuclear endocrinology in diagnosis and treatment of different pathologies is then addressed in a series of chapters focusing on the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, the ovaries and testes, and neuroendocrine tumors. An important feature is the inclusion of informative clinical cases that highlight key aspects of practice. The book amply demonstrates the ability of modern nuclear medicine procedures to improve the care of patients with endocrine disease.


Endocrinology Nuclear Medicine Practical Guide Functional Imaging Hybrid Imaging SPECT/CT PET/CT PET/MRI Neuroendocrine Tumors Radiopharmaceuticals Thyroid Gland Parathyroid Glands Adrenal Glands

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Oncology “Prof. Ion Chiricuță”Nuclear Medicine & Endocrine TumorsCluj-NapocaRomania

About the authors

Doina Piciu is a nuclear medicine physician and endocrinologist with more than 25 years of experience in both specialties. During this time, she has been one of the most active promoters of novel diagnostic procedures. Moreover, she has succeeded in using her high-level knowledge to increase interest and improve education in the field of nuclear medicine and endocrinology, both within her own country of Romania and throughout the wider region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In this context, she was delegated by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) to act as chair of the EANM’s CEE and outreach courses. Dr. Piciu is a respected expert within her field. Her intuitive and methodical approach has allowed her to develop a broad perspective across the specialty, as well as to build up a very strong knowledge of its fundamentals. Her professional and scientific achievements, including some of a milestone nature, underline the importance of her work.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nuclear Endocrinology
  • Authors Doina Piciu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56581-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85949-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56582-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVI, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 210 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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“Each chapter has a number of case studies that are a particular highlight. ... There are plenty of good quality colour pictures of the imaging findings … that are well-labelled. The key points in each chapter are highlighted in coloured boxes. This is an excellent, concise book for those wanting an introduction to nuclear endocrinology and also as a handy reference guide for those already involved in the management of these patients.” (Dr Chirag Patel, RAD Magazine, April 2018)

“The book offers a comprehensive guidance in the area of nuclear medicine for diagnosis and treatments of different endocrine pathologies. … lt is very useful for clinical endocrinologists, easy to use and provides pertinent information … . the book includes useful information on novel tracers and updates on management guidelines.” (Cäpraru Oana Maria, Acta Endocrinologica, Vol. 13 (3), July-September, 2017)