This book reviews the technology and physics of SPECT/CT, its uses in dosimetry, and in imaging of pathologic conditions. Covers imaging of thyroid, bone, lungs, neuroendocrine tumors, cardiac scintigraphy, radiation therapy planning for liver tumors and more. 1 Hardback 92 Illustrations, color; 20 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 304 p. 112 illus., 92 illus. in color.
SPECT/CT cameras have considerably improved diagnostic accuracy in recent years based in large part on the better localization and definition of scintigraphic findings. This book covers the full spectrum of clinical applications of SPECT/CT in diagnosis and therapy planning of benign and malignant diseases. Opening chapters discuss the technology and physics of SPECT/CT and its use for dosimetry. The role of SPECT/CT in the imaging of a range of pathologic conditions is then addressed in detail. Applications covered include, among others, imaging of the thyroid, bone, and lungs, imaging of neuroendocrine tumors, cardiac scintigraphy, and sentinel node scintigraphy. Individual chapters are also devoted to therapy planning in selective internal radiation therapy of liver tumors and bremsstrahlung SPECT/CT. Readers will find this book to be an essential and up-to-date source of information on this invaluable hybrid imaging technique.
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