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1st Edition

Advances in Nuclear Oncology:
Diagnosis and Therapy

ISBN 9781841846149
Published November 26, 2007 by CRC Press
544 Pages 321 Color & 579 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The diagnostic and therapeutic achievements in radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine instrumentation – PET, SPECT, MR, CT and their hypbrids PET-CT and SPECT-CT – are the result of the interdisciplinary research efforts of cell-biologists, chemists, pharmacologists, physicists, computer-scientists, engineers, nuclear medicine physicians, and oncologists. The clinical implications of these achievements have made nuclear medicine indispensable in the management of cancer. This superbly illustrated text on modern nuclear medicine applications in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer describes the state of the art and the current position of nuclear medicine in the light of these recent developments. It is intended as a valuable update also for non-nuclear medicine specialists working in oncology. Nuclear medicine as part of molecular imaging and therapy has changed radically in the last decade. The growing importance and clinical impact of these changes in the near future has impelled the internationally renowned editors and contributors to put them on record in Advances in Nuclear Oncology.

Table of Contents

Section I: Biology of Cancer  1. What is Cancer?  2. Targets 

Section II: Diagnostic Applications  3. Primary Brain Tumours  4. Head and Neck Cancer  5. Lung Cancer  6. Esophageal Cancer  7. Colorectal Cancer  8. Prostate Cancer  9. Ovarian Cancer  10. Breast Cancer  11. Thyroid Cancer  12. Adrenal Cancer  13. Neuroendocrine Gastroenteropancreatic Tumors  14. Lymphoma  15. Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors  16. Malignant Melanoma17. Cancer of Unknown Primary 

Section III: Therapeutic Applications  18. Differentiated Thyroid Cancer  19. Medullary Thyroid Cancer  20. Lymphoma  21. Neuroendocrine Tumors  22. Bone Metastases  23. Liver Tumors  24. Colorectal Cancer  25. Brain Tumors  26. Ovarian Cancer 

Section IV: Methods and Technology  27. New Instrumentation  28. New Radiopharmaceuticals  29. Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy  30. New Concepts in Dosimetry and Protection  31. Advances in Nuclear Medicine Imaging in Oncology  32. Nuclear Medicine-Guided Radiotherapy

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Bombardieri, Emilio; Buscombe, John; Lucignani, Giovanni; Schober, Otmar