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Clinical Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics
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Main description:

This book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of pediatric nuclear medicine, encompassing both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Detailed attention is paid to the role of FDG PET-CT within oncology, but a variety of other long-established or less frequently used diagnostic procedures are also covered. Each indication is critically discussed from a clinical perspective, with analysis of benefits and limitations and comparison against the information yield of alternative techniques. The coverage of therapy based on radiopharmaceuticals includes the most relevant current strategies, including those utilizing radioiodine, MIBG, or radiolabelled peptides. In addition, issues concerning the radiation risk of nuclear medicine procedures in children are addressed. All chapters have been written by international experts and include the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information.


Feature:

Reviews the role of pediatric nuclear medicine techniques in diagnosis and therapy

Explains how to use nuclear medicine techniques to acquire an early diagnosis, define prognosis and select and monitor therapeutic strategy

Pays detailed attention to the role of hybrid imaging modalities


Back cover:

This book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of pediatric nuclear medicine, encompassing both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Detailed attention is paid to the role of FDG PET-CT within oncology, but a variety of other long-established or less frequently used diagnostic procedures are also covered. Each indication is critically discussed from a clinical perspective, with analysis of benefits and limitations and comparison against the information yield of alternative techniques. The coverage of therapy based on radiopharmaceuticals includes the most relevant current strategies, including those utilizing radioiodine, MIBG, or radiolabelled peptides. In addition, issues concerning the radiation risk of nuclear medicine procedures in children are addressed. All chapters have been written by international experts and include the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information.


Contents:

The global effort towards harmonization of pediatrics imaging.- Peculiar aspects and problems of Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine in Pediatrics.- PET/MRI in children.- Current issues in molecular radiotherapy in children.- Radiation risk from medical exposure in children.- Emergency/urgency.- CNS (non-oncologic).- Lung.- Endocrinology.- Cardiology.- Musculoskeletal.- Gastrointestinal.- Nephro-Urinary system.- Oncology.- Children Care in 2020: issues and perspectives.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783319213712
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: November, 2015
Pages: 354

Subcategories: Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Paediatrics and Neonatal