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Title Radionuclide imaging of infection and inflammation : a pictorial case-based atlas / Elena Lazzeri [and others] ; forewords by Christopher J. Palestro and Giovanni Lucignani
Published Milan ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Contents Normal Findings from Different Radiopharmaceuticals and Techniques, with Variants and Pitfalls / Annibale Versari -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Soft Tissue Infections / Giovanni D'Errico -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Bone and Joint Infection / Elena Lazzeri -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Joint Prosthesis Infections / Napoleone Prandini, Gaetano Caruso -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Vascular Prosthesis / Giovanni D'Errico -- Nonorthopedic or Cardiovascular Implantable Device Infection / Paola A. Erba -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Infections and Inflammation of Central Nervous System, Head and Neck Structures / Alberto Signore, Alberto Biggi -- Infective Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection / Paola A. Erba -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of FUO / Elena Lazzeri -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Abdominal Infections and Inflammation / Alberto Signore -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Diabetic Foot / Napoleone Prandini, Fausto Beretta -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Lung Infection / Martina Sollini, Giuliano Mariani -- Nuclear Medicine Imaging in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases / Annibale Versari
Summary This atlas fills a gap in the literature by documenting in detail the role of nuclear medicine imaging of infection and inflammation. The pathophysiologic and molecular mechanisms on which radionuclide imaging of infection/inflammation is based are clearly explained, but the prime focus of the book is on the clinical relevance of such procedures. Their impact is demonstrated by a collection of richly illustrated teaching cases that describe the most commonly observed scintigraphic patterns, as well as anatomic variants and technical pitfalls. Due attention is paid to the application of recently developed techniques, including multimodality fusion imaging such as SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Emphasis is placed in particular on the ability of multimodality imaging to increase both the sensitivity and the specificity of radionuclide imaging. This atlas will be an excellent learning tool for residents in nuclear medicine and illuminating for other specialists with an interest in the field. Learning tool especially useful for residents in nuclear medicine and for specialists in nuclear medicine approaching the field. Useful integration for residents and for specialists also in infectious and autoimmune diseases, as well as in orthopedics
Analysis Medicine
Radiology, Medical
Nuclear medicine
Emerging infectious diseases
Medicine & Public Health
Imaging / Radiology
Infectious Diseases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Communicable diseases -- Radionuclide imaging -- Atlases.
Inflammation -- Radionuclide imaging -- Atlases.
Communicable Diseases -- radionuclide imaging.
Inflammation -- radionuclide imaging.
Genre/Form Atlas.
Scientific atlases.
Form Electronic book
Author Lazzeri, Elena.
ISBN 9788847027633 (electronic bk.)
8847027632 (electronic bk.)
8847027624 (print)
9788847027626 (print)