One in three of the 30 million Americans who are hospitalized are diagnosed or treated with nuclear medicine techniques. This text provides a succinct overview and detailed set of procedures and considerations for patient therapy with unsealed radioactivity sources. Serving as a complete literature reference for therapy with radiopharmaceuticals currently utilized in practice, this source covers the role of the physician in radionuclide therapy, and essential procedures and protocols required by health care personnel.
Table of Contents
Principles of Therapy with Unsealed Sources, Therapeutic Radioisotopes, Quality Controls of Radiopharmaceuticals for Therapy, Radionuclide Joint Therapy, Therapy of Thyroid Cancer, Palliation of Bone Pain from Osteoblastic Metastases, RaCI Therapy for Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis, Radioimmunotherapy of Solid Tumors, Radioimmunotherapy of Lymphomas, Polycythemia Vera and Therapy with Phosphorus-32, I-131 Therapy of Benign Thyroid Desease.
This excellent book will be a great addition to any nuclear medicine physician's library and a precious asset for residents and fellows in the fields of nuclear medicine and radiology who are called to treat patients with unsealed radionuclide sources.