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Nuclear Medicine

A Guide for Healthcare Professionals and Patients

Prakash, Dibya

2014, XXI, 154 p. 75 illus., 57 illus. in color.

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  • Easy to understand
  • Color and black/white images for┬ánormal and abnormal nuclear medicine scans
  • This book can be used by nuclear medicine professionals as a ready reckoner

The book is a compilation of guidelines from various organizations such as

Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, European Association of

Nuclear Medicine, American College of Radiology, and International Atomic

Energy Agency. The description of the procedures is simple, easy to understand

and current.

The aim of this book is:

a) Nuclear medicine professionals can use this book as a quick reference about

how a procedure is to be performed. The set of instructions given to a patient

before, during and after the procedure have also been included in each chapter.

b) To educate general physicians about nuclear medicine procedures. The

procedures are explained briefly with common indications and precautions.

Normal and abnormal nuclear medicine images have also been included for

quick comparison.

c) To educate paramedical staff or healthcare professionals so that they can brace themselves rather than embrace. By this they can clarify, suffice the eager and send patients to a nuclear medicine department after proper preparation.

d) To educate patients who come for nuclear medicine procedure.

e) To remove apprehensions and doubts which arise in the mind of the patients.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Nuclear Medicine Procedures - Nuclear Medicine Terminology - Radiation Safety - Radiopharmaceuticals

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Nuclear Medicine - Public Health - Radiology

Table of contents 

Introduction to Nuclear Medicine.- Meet the Nuclear Medicine Team.- Common Apprehension about Nuclear Medicine.- Nuclear Medicine procedures.- Definitions of Common terminologies used in Nuclear Medicine.

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