Description 
1 online resource (xv, 274 pages) : illustrations (some color) 
Contents 
Part I: Introduction: General Nuclear Medicine Concepts  Quantitative vs Visual Interpretation of Images. Part II: Mathematics of the Biodistribution of Radiopharmaceuticals: Mathematics of the Biodistribution of Radiopharmaceuticals  Evaluation of Clearance  Mean Transit Time  Central Volume Principle  Blood Flow  First Circulation TimeActivity Curves  Parenchymal Transit Times  Convolution Analysis  Quantitation of Function  Relative  Quantitation of Function  Absolute  Other Quantitative Techniques. Part III: Overview of Part 3  Cardiovascular System  Central Nervous System  Endocrine System  Gastrointestinal System  Genitourinary System  Infection Imaging  Pulmonary System  Skeletal System  Tumor Imaging. Appendix A  Nuclear Medicine Studies Covered in Part 3 Appendix B  Radiopharmaceuticals and Associated Studies Appendix C  Tables of Clearance Mechanisms 
Summary 
This book explores the mathematics and biology of the biodistribution of radiopharmaceuticals following their introduction into the body, but does so primarily from a clinical perspective  from the point of view of image interpretation and any associated imagederived quantification. All of the equations included in the book relate directly to the biodistribution of radiopharmaceuticals and are clinically useful, either conceptually or because of their value in quantifying a biological parameter, e.g., renal clearance. In particular, the more complex equations are not meant to be solved but instead are intended to provide a conceptual basis for the analysis of clinical images, especially those that are unusual and/or difficult to interpret. The efficacy of every diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedure is critically dependent on the biodistribution of the radiopharmaceutical in question over time. This book will enable the reader to gain a sound understanding of the relevant mathematics and biology, and the clinical orientation ensures that it will be of value in enhancing clinical practice 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 14, 2016) 
Subject 
Radiopharmaceuticals  Mathematical models


Biomathematics.


Medical physics.


Nuclear medicine.


MEDICAL  Pharmacology.


Biomathematics.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9783319267043 

3319267043 

3319267027 

9783319267029 
