In an era of spectacular medical advances, it is easy to become immune to
the announcement of new “breakthroughs”. This in no way lessens the
remarkable achievements of diagnostic imaging over the last few years in
which the field of Nuclear Medicine has shared. To the outsider the specialty
of Nuclear Medicine can appear confusing and esoteric since it operates
in a world of invisible radioactive emissions, nuclear decay charts and
(BQ) Part 2 book "Diagnostic imaging nuclear" presents the following contents: Head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid, Gastrointestinal, genitourinary, HemeOnc procedures and therapies, oncology, other.
There have been several significant advances innuclearmedicine since the publication of the
second edition of Practical NuclearMedicine. The last seven years have seen great strides in
instrumentation, including new coincidence detectors, the development of a wider variety
of crystals, and the advent of combined anatomical/functional imaging devices, including
PET/CT and SPECT/CT. PET imaging with 18F-FDG has become a mainstay of many
clinical settings, and other radiotracers are finding theirway into the rapidly expanding field
of oncologic PET.
"Molecular imaging" has been previously defined as "the in vivo characterization and measurement of biologic processes at the cellular and molecular level." This broad definition emerged during the last few years as a consequence of the convergence of molecular and cell biology with imaging science, including medical physics and technology. One of the major goals of molecular imaging has become the development of noninvasive strategies of "molecular profiling" in living subjects, i.e.
Recognizing the redistributive nature of investment in TM
is important. Indigenous people will seek the help of tradi-
tional healers because of proximity, familiarity, and trust.
Investments in TM could therefore be used strategically to
increase access to conventional preventive and therapeutic
care. Including the traditional healer as part of the health care
team may thus be an important strategy both to attract
patients and to upgrade the skills and training of traditional
Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts are common and
major focuses in gastroenterology, oncology, radiology, nuclear
medicine, and surgery. These past two decades have
brought numerous new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities
ranging from mini-invasive procedures such as complex
endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures to new techniques of
liver transplantation. Major advances have also been made in
the understanding of the pathogenesis of a variety of conditions
and the natural history of previously unclear entities....