Clinical Nuclear Medicine

  • M. N. Maisey
  • K. E. Britton
  • B. D. Collier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Clinical topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Radionuclide therapy

      1. E. B. Silberstein
        Pages 3-8
      2. S. E. M. Clarke
        Pages 9-25
      3. C. A. Hoefnagel
        Pages 27-34
      4. M. Pollycove
        Pages 35-37
      5. G. Paganelli, M. Chinol, H. S. Stoldt, F. Aftab, J. Geraghty, A. G. Siccardi
        Pages 39-52
      6. R. L. Wahl
        Pages 53-63
    3. Cancer imaging: principles and practice

      1. S. E. M. Clarke, K. E. Britton
        Pages 65-73
    4. Clinical positron emission tomography

      1. H. N. Wagner Jr., J. W. Buchanan, M. N. Maisey
        Pages 75-83
    5. Paediatric issues

      1. D. L. Gilday
        Pages 85-112
  3. Clinical systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Infection and immunology

      1. M. J. O’Doherty
        Pages 115-124
      2. J. Buscombe
        Pages 125-137
      3. A. Signore, M. Chianelli
        Pages 139-147
    3. Cardiovascular

      1. P. Rigo, T. Benoit
        Pages 149-184
      2. P. Rigo
        Pages 185-194
      3. P. J. A. Robinson, A. Parkin
        Pages 195-201
      4. L. C. Knight, A. H. Maurer
        Pages 203-214
    4. Pulmonary and thoracic

      1. H. D. Royal
        Pages 215-230

About this book


Nuclear medicine is the bridge between a particular clinical problem and a relevant test using radionuclides. It began as a minor technical tool used in a few branches of medicine, notably endocrinology and nephrology. However, throughout the world it has now become established as a clinical discipline in its own right, with specific training programmes, special skills and a particular approach to patient management. Although the practising nuclear medicine physician must necessarily learn a great deal of basic science and technology, a sound medical training and a clinical approach to the subject remains of fundamental importance. It is for this reason that we have attempted in this book to approach the subject from a clinical standpoint, including where necessary relevant physiological material. There exist many excellent texts which cover the basic science and technology of nuclear medicine. We have, therefore, severely limited our coverage of these aspects of the subject to matters which we felt to be essential, particularly those which have been less well covered in other texts - for example, the contents of Chapter 21 on Quantitation by Royal and McNeil. Similarly, we have included at the end of some chapters descriptions of particular techniques where we and the authors felt that it would be helpful. In order to emphasize the clinical approach of this book we have inverted the traditional sequence of material in chapters, presenting the clinical problems first in each instance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. N. Maisey
    • 1
  • K. E. Britton
    • 2
  • B. D. Collier
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Radiological SciencesGuy’s and St Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineSt Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-75180-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3356-0
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