Orthopedic Nuclear Medicine 1st edition
Nuclear medicine is a specialty with great opportunities for innovation. There have been impressive advances in recent years with continuous and rapid scientific progress and expanding contributions to patient care and wellbeing. The role of nuclear medicine in orthopedics has grown to include many applications in diagnosis and
treatment of various bone and joint diseases. Orthopedic Nuclear Medicine 1st edition is designed to provide students and medical professionals with a comprehensive and clearly presented update on nuclear medicine applications in orthopedic medicine.
Orthopedic Nuclear Medicine ebook begins with a chapter presenting fundamental anatomic, physiologic, pathologic, and technical concepts relevant to understanding orthopedic nuclear medicine and its use in clinical practice. Subsequent chapters cover diagnosis of skeletal infections, trauma, vascular disorders, metabolic bone diseases, neoplastic bone diseases, soft tissue calcifications, and joint disorders. The final chapter is devoted to the use of radionuclides in treatment of bone and joint diseases.
This text is unique in its brief, yet comprehensive and in-depth approach to clarity through the creative use of numerous illustrations. Because an understanding of both normal and morbid pathophysiology is a prerequisite for successful use of orthopedic nuclear medicine, necessary pathophysiologic aspects are presented at the beginning of each chapter, followed by description of the use of scintigraphy for the various disease processes and correlative imaging issues.
This text is intended for all those interested in orthopedics, including radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, internists, pediatricians, other clinicians, and nuclear medicine professionals at all levels.My aim is to advance knowledge in orthopedic nuclear medicine and improve its use for patients with various bone and joint disorders.