A Clinicians Guide to Nuclear Oncology

Naomi P. Alazraki, MD; Mark J. Shumate, MD, MPH; Daivd A. Kooby, MD

A Clinician's Guide to Nuclear Oncology is a must-have reference book for internists, family and general practitioners that for essential in diagnosing, staging and treating cancer patients and patients suspected of having cancer. An easy-to-use tool that will allow you to quickly find information related to your patient—purchase a copy to keep in your office today!

The guide summarizes the indications and applications of molecular imaging and nuclear medicine for diagnosis, staging, and therapy of malignancy. Readers will learn:

  • Which tests to order
  • How the tests are performed
  • Advantages and limitations to those tests compared to other modalities
  • How to prepare patients for these exams

For nuclear medicine therapies, information is provided on:

  • Available radionuclide therapeutic options
  • When these options should be considered
  • What to expect from treatment
  • What, if any, are the radiation risks for patients and their families

Chapters are arranged by tumor type for easy readability and practical clinical orientation. A highlights section opens each chapter, followed by:

  • Epidemiology
  • Advances in nuclear imaging (for the specific tumor type)
  • Staging and prognosis
  • Diagnostic nuclear medicine scans and primary clinical indications
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • A description of the procedure
  • Information on patient preparation
  • Explanations of the resulting report
  • An examination of the treatment and overall impact of the nuclear medicine imaging on patient management
  • What is "On the Horizon" for diagnosis and/or therapy for this cancer
  • Case presentations are used to illustrate applications of nuclear imaging for some of the more common malignancies
  • Additional information on the costs of various imaging and treatment options and a guide to the therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals are provided in the appendices

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. FDG PET and PET/CT Molecular Imaging
  2. Lung Cancer
  3. Breast Cancer
  4. Prostate Cancer
  5. Colorectal Cancer
  6. Lymphomas
  7. Melanoma
  8. Neuroendocrine Cancers
  9. Esophageal and Gastric Cancers
  10. Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  11. Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  12. Thyroid Cancer
  13. Head and Neck Cancers
  14. Pediatric Cancers
  15. Germ Cell Cancers
  16. Gynecologic Cancers
  17. Renal, Ureteral, and Bladder Cancers
  18. Brain Cancers
  19. Cancer of Unknown Primary Site
  20. Comparative Costs of Diagnostic Procedures