By Ronald B. Workman, R. Edward Coleman, Martin P. Sandler
This pocket advisor is for all clinicians fascinated with the analysis, preliminary staging, and re-staging of malignancy who're attracted to studying tips to include puppy into scientific perform. It presents concise, coherent, and informative discussions that get to the guts of the way to successfully use puppy and PET/CT in sufferer administration for quite a lot of scientific conditions.
Introductory chapters disguise the basics of puppy imaging, together with the fundamental technology in the back of puppy (instrumentation and radiopharmaceuticals), sufferer training, and logistical concerns. present compensation concerns also are addressed. the majority of the advisor then examines PET’s function within the administration of sufferers with malignancies at present coated via the facilities for Medicare and Medicaid providers (CMS), reminiscent of lymphoma, cancer, and colorectal melanoma. extra chapters speak about PET’s use for different very important malignancies, together with pancreatic, ovarian, and cervical cancers, sarcoma, and seminoma. Cardiologic and neurologic functions are defined to boot. the ultimate bankruptcy considers the appropriateness, timing, and barriers of puppy in universal scientific case situations that readers are inclined to come upon in daily perform. pick out photographs complement the text’s emphasis on supporting clinicians enforce puppy to enhance sufferer administration.
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