European Association of Nuclear Medicine: For tumor patients the timely choice of the appropriate therapy is of vital importance.Nuclear medical methods such as PET (positron emission tomography) allow not only for targeting the tumor but also for assessing the treatment outcome soon after therapy onset. This enables doctors to change treatment if necessary and adapt it to the specific conditions and needs of their patients. A non-responder patient can be identified very soon after therapy onset so that non-effective chemotherapy can be immediately stopped, reducing adverse side effects through inefficient toxicity and enabling an early salvage approach, for example by shifting to a different drug or to radiotherapy.
Richard Zimmermann provides the reader with a book that is complete, describing with great accuracy yet in an attractive and comprehensive style all the technical, methodological and pharmaceutical aspects of nuclear medicine, covering also its diagnostic and therapeutic applications. This book proves to be a valuable information source for our young students as well as for hospital intern specialists. .. ..
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Konstantin German - Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPCE RAS), Moscow, Russia & Medical institute REAVIZ Radiodiagnosticadvantage. Nuclear medicine tests differ from most other imaging modalities in that diagnostic tests primarily show the physiological function of the system being investigated as opposed to traditional anatomical imaging such as CT or MRI.
Mazin Al Janabi -Nuclear Medicine is a medical speciality that uses the nuclear properties of radioactive elements in the diagnosis or therapy of diseases. The most visible component of this is in the use of gamma-ray emitting radioisotopes to produce images. There is also extensive use of in vitro diagnostic tests, and use of elements decaying with beta radiation producing higher radiation doses as therapeutic agents.