This book prepares students and technologists for registry examinations in nuclear medicine technology by providing practice questions and answers with detailed explanations, as well as a mock registry exam. The questions are designed to test both the basic knowledge required of nuclear medicine technologists and the practical application of that knowledge. The topics covered closely follow the content specifications and the components of preparedness as published by the certification boards. This 5th edition includes expanded coverage of positron emission tomography, multimodality imaging, and other new procedures and practices in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
Introduction.- Radioactivity, Radiopharmacy and Quality Assurance.- Radiation Safety.- Instrumentation and Quality Assurance.- Image Presentation and Computers.- Skeletal System Scintigraphy.- Central Nervous System Scintigraphy.- Cardiovascular System Scintigraphy.- Respiratory System Scintigraphy.- Gastrointestinal Tract Scintigraphy.- Genitourinary System Scintigraphy.- Gncologic Scintigraphy.- Infection Scintigraphy.- Endocrine System Scintigraphy.- Non-Imaging Procedures and Radionuclide Therapy.- Patient Care.- Basic PET Principles.- Multi-Modality Imaging.