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Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and Radionuclide Therapy

Stefano Fanti Egesta Lopci

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Societa Editrice Esculapio
06 May 2016
Nuclear medicine is a medical imaging specialty involving the use of radioactive compounds for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. As a medical branch, it is considered part of Diagnostic Imaging, but differs substantially from Radiology with respect to the source of the radiation made visible by the diagnostic devices. Nuclear medicine adopts also some types of radioactive emissions for therapeutic purposes, allowing the employment of the metabolic properties of the radiopharmaceuticals for the cure of certain clinical conditions and malignant diseases.

Nuclear medicine is a relatively recent discipline and owes its origins to the discovery of natural radioactivity and the development of the first instruments for medical diagnostics. From the introduction of the first gamma camera of Anger, the technology has greatly improved. The evolution has led to the development of SPECT and PET technology and in the recent years to the introduction of hybrid tomographs allowing the combination in one session of both functional and morphological images.

The purpose of this textbook is to illustrate synthetically the principals of nuclear medicine diagnostics, with reference both to the technical part and main clinical indications. The booklet is addressed primarily to the degree courses for technologists, but can be reasonably used in other courses and medical training programs where there is necessity for relatively simple, yet complete and clinically relevant concepts of nuclear medicine discipline. As a complement, the manuscript will end with a dedicated section summarizing some concepts of nuclear medicine therapy.
By:   Stefano Fanti, Egesta Lopci
Imprint:   Societa Editrice Esculapio
Country of Publication:   Italy
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   690g
ISBN:   9788874889594
ISBN 10:   8874889593
Pages:   226
Publication Date:   06 May 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

STEFANO FANTI - Born in Bologna, he carried out his academic career at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, where he obtained the degree in Medicine and later the certi cation in Nuclear Medicine. Actually he is Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging and Director of the Specialty School of Nuclear Medicine at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. He is also Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET Unit at the University Hospital S.Orsola of Bologna. He is author of more than 320 scientific papers.EGESTA LOPCI - Born in Albania, she graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. At the same University she nished her specialization in Nuclear Medicine and has concluded her Research Doctorate in Specialized Medical Sciences. Since 2011 she works at the Humanitas Research Hospital as Nuclear Medicine Consultant directly involved in Clinical and Research activities in collaboration with other disciplines. She is author of over 50 scientific papers, 80 conference communications, as well as several books and book chapters on Nuclear Medicine discipline.

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