SPECT: Technology, Procedures and Applications

Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, MD and Elham Habibi, MD (Editors)
Department of Nuclear Medicine University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Series: Biomedical Devices and their Applications, Medical Procedures, Testing and Technology
BISAC: MED008000

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Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) cameras have revolutionarily changed nuclear imaging techniques and given us new diagnostic possibilities. They provide images that reveal subtle information about physiological and pathological processes. For some indications like cardiac and brain imaging, as well as tumor imaging, the importance of SPECT compared to planar imaging is beyond words.

This book covers a broad spectrum of clinical applications of SPECT in the diagnosis of benign and malignant diseases. The opening chapters discuss the technology and physics of SPECT and its use in dosimetry. Applications covered include, among others, imaging of the bone and lungs, imaging of neuroendocrine tumors, cardiac imaging and brain SPECT for different indications like brain tumors and epilepsy. In each chapter, different radiopharmaceuticals for SPECT imaging were discussed and the scan procedures described. Readers will find this book to be a useful source for often performed SPECT imaging in the clinical routine. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Chapter 1. Physics, Instrumentation
(Karl Reichmann, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany)

Chapter 2. The Impact of SPECT on Medical Internal Dosimetry
(Michael G. Stabin, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)

Chapter 3. SPECT in Primary Hyperparathyroidism
(Paloma García-Talavera San Miguel, Department of Nuclear Medicine
University Hospital of Valladolid, Spain)

Chapter 4. SPECT in Malignant Bone Diseases
(Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Edward Pinkus and Rathan Subramaniam, Yale New Haven Hospital-Saint Raphael Campus, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Ventilation/Perfusion Tomography in Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism and Other Pulmonary Diseases: Methodology and Clinical Implementation
(Marika Bajc, Department of Clinical Physiology, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden)

Chapter 6. Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors with SPECT
(Thorsten D. Poeppel, Ina Binse, Andreas Bockisch, James Nagarajah and Christina Antke, University of Essen, Medical Faculty, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Essen, Germany, and others)

Chapter 7. Tumor Imaging with 123/131I-MIBG SPECT
(Verena Hartung, Marcus Ruhlmann, Andreas Bockisch and James Nagarajah, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany)

Chapter 8. Cardiac SPECT
(Tomoaki Nakata and Akiyoshi Hashimoto, Second (Cardiology) Department of Internal Medicine, Hokkaido Prefectural Esashi Hospital, Esashi, Japan, and others)

Chapter 9. The Story of Myocardial Infarction - Before, When it Strikes, and Afterwards: A Tale in Images
(Elly L. van der Veen, Hans J. de Haas, Artiom D. Petrov, Chris P.M. Reutelingsperger, Jos G.W. Kosterink, Clark J. Zeebregts, René A. Tio, Riemer H.J.A. Slart and Hendrikus H. Boersma, Department of Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 10. Cardiac 123I-MIBG SPECT
(Ji Chen and Weihua Zhou, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

Chapter 11. SPECT in Parkinson’s Disease
(Hong Zhang, Mei Tian and Ling Wang, Department of Nuclear Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China)

Chapter 12. SPECT in Epilepsy
(Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar and Michael P. Malter, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany, and others)

Chapter 13. SPECT in the Evaluation of Brain Tumors
(Yasushi Shibata, Department of Neurosurgery, Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan)

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