SPECT and SPECT/CT: A Clinical Guide

Publication Year: 2017

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Kim, Chun K.; Zukotynski, Katherine A.

Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-62-623151-1

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 90

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Internationally renowned authorities in the field of hybrid imaging contribute firsthand expertise on the practical application of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT.

By combining clear anatomic markers from CT with functional knowledge from SPECT, SPECT/CT provides added value for patient evaluation and is becoming increasingly prevalent in routine clinical practice. Indeed, hybrid imaging is touted by many as a game changer in nuclear medicine.

The first two chapters of this book provide a foundation for understanding SPECT and SPECT/CT technological principles, including the associated radiopharmaceuticals. The remaining chapters detail the utility of SPECT and SPECT/CT in clinical practice including neuroscience and pediatrics, as well as specific pathologies. The book concludes with in-depth discussion of select case studies.

Key features:
- Efficacious use of SPECT and SPECT/CT for primary body systems, including the central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and skeletal systems
- Value for the assessment of neoplastic disease, infection/inflammation, thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders
- Meticulous, four-color graphics clearly elucidate key concepts
- Illustrative case studies offer educational teaching pearls

Together, the concise, evidence-based text and wealth of SPECT/CT images deliver a solid knowledge base, enabling practitioners to learn the effective use of this technology. This must-have book is certain to be an invaluable resource for a diverse spectrum of practicing and trainee clinicians in fields such as radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Kim, Chun K.; Zukotynski, Katherine A.
ISBN: 978-1-62-623151-1
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 218
Illustrations: 250
Year: 2017
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 90