Orthopedic Nuclear Medicine

  • Abdelhamid H.¬†Elgazzar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, offers a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in orthopedic nuclear medicine, including the impressive recent advances in the field and the diagnosis of under-recognized conditions on the basis of their imaging patterns. The opening chapters acquaint the reader briefly with anatomic, physiologic, pathologic, and technical concepts crucial to a sound understanding of orthopedic nuclear medicine and its utilization in clinical practice. The imaging diagnosis of skeletal infections, trauma, vascular disorders, metabolic and neoplastic bone diseases, soft tissue calcifications, and joint disorders is then explained in detail. Two entirely new chapters, on bone marrow imaging and hybrid imaging of bone diseases, have been added to this edition.  A separate chapter is devoted to the use of radionuclides for the treatment of bone and joint disorders. The book is richly illustrated and amply documents the effectiveness of nuclear medicine in diagnosing bone disease. It will prove invaluable to all with an interest in diagnostic and therapeutic orthopedics, including orthopedists, radiologists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, podiatrists, other clinicians, and all nuclear and molecular imaging professionals.


Congenital Bone Disease Diagnosis of Skeletal Infection Endocrine Bone Diseases Imaging of Joint Disorders Imaging of of Soft Tissue Calcification Inflammatory Bone Diseases Metabolic Bone Disease Neoplastic Bone Diseases Radionuclides in Bone and Joint Disease Scintigraphy Therapeutic Use of Radionuclides

Authors and affiliations

  • Abdelhamid H.¬†Elgazzar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineKuwait UniversitySafatKuwait

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56165-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56167-7
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