Nuclear Medicine Textbook

Methodology and Clinical Applications

  • Duccio Volterrani
  • Paola Anna Erba
  • Ignasi Carrió
  • H. William Strauss
  • Giuliano Mariani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Federica Orsini, Erinda Puta, Federica Guidoccio, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 21-56
    3. Piero A. Salvadori, Elena Filidei, Assuero Giorgetti
      Pages 57-98
    4. Federica Orsini, Federica Guidoccio, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 99-116
    5. Maria Evelina Fantacci
      Pages 117-135
    6. Roberto Pani, Federica Guidoccio, Raffaele Scafè, Pat Zanzonico, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 137-171
    7. Duccio Volterrani, Federica Guidoccio, Giulia Puccini, Sara Mazzarri
      Pages 173-186
    8. Christian Bracco, Daniele Regge, Michele Stasi, Michela Gabelloni, Emanuele Neri
      Pages 187-198
    9. Nicola Belcari, Ronald Boellaard, Matteo Morrocchi
      Pages 199-217
    10. Adriaan A. Lammertsma
      Pages 219-233
    11. Massimo Salvatori, Amedeo Capotosti, Luca Indovina
      Pages 235-260
    12. Lawrence T. Dauer, Sören Mattsson, Eliseo Vañó, Yoshiharu Yonekura
      Pages 261-272
    13. Davide Caramella, Matteo Revelli, Alessandro Villa
      Pages 281-316
    14. Davide Caramella, Fabio Chiesa
      Pages 317-350
    15. Francesco Giammarile, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Federica Orsini, Renato A. Valdés Olmos, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 351-388
  3. Organ/Apparatus-Specific Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Duccio Volterrani, Giampiero Giovacchini, Andrea Ciarmiello
      Pages 391-412
    3. Giampiero Giovacchini, Mattia Riondato, Patrizia Lazzeri, Elisa Borsò, Valerio Duce, Rossella Leoncini et al.
      Pages 413-429
    4. Alejandro Fernández, Valle Camacho
      Pages 431-447
    5. Matteo Bauckneht, Flavia Ticconi, Roberta Piva, Riemer H. J. A. Slart, Alberto Nieri, Silvia Morbelli et al.
      Pages 449-497
    6. Federica Guidoccio, Edoardo Airò, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 499-521
    7. Roberto C. Delgado Bolton, Adriana K. Calapaquí Terán
      Pages 523-542
    8. Federica Padovano, Giuliano Mariani, Marco Ferdeghini
      Pages 543-570
    9. Paola Anna Erba, Martina Sollini, Roberta Zanca, Roberto Boni, Lesley Flynt, Elena Lazzeri et al.
      Pages 571-644
    10. Paola Anna Erba, Martina Sollini, Roberto Boni, Sara Galimberti
      Pages 655-705
    11. Federica Guidoccio, Gayane Aghakhanyan, Mariano Grosso
      Pages 707-747
    12. Duccio Volterrani, Federica Guidoccio, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 749-765
    13. Duccio Volterrani, Lisa Bodei, Federica Guidoccio
      Pages 767-784
    14. Duccio Volterrani, Federica Orsini, Federica Guidoccio
      Pages 785-808
    15. Gayane Aghakhanyan, Elisa Fiasconaro, Elisa Tardelli, Mariano Grosso, Italia Paglianiti
      Pages 809-839
    16. Federica Guidoccio, Giuseppe Boni, Duccio Volterrani, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 859-879
    17. Elisa Lodi Rizzini, Elena Tabacchi, Cristina Nanni
      Pages 881-898
    18. Akram Al-Ibraheem, Abdullah S. Al Zreiqat, Serena Chiacchio, Abedallatif A. AlSharif
      Pages 899-924
    19. Pietro Zucchetta, Diego De Palma
      Pages 925-949
    20. Paola Anna Erba, Roberto Boni, Martina Sollini, Andrea Marciano, Rossella Di Stefano, Giuliano Mariani
      Pages 951-975
    21. Federica Orsini, Giovanna Pepe, Arturo Chiti, Giuseppe Roberto D’Agostino, Annibale Versari, Carlo Cavedon et al.
      Pages 977-1006
  4. Practice and Procedures (with Supplemental Online Files)

About this book


Building on the traditional concept of nuclear medicine, this textbook presents cutting-edge concepts of hybrid imaging and discusses the close interactions between nuclear medicine and other clinical specialties, in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.

Today the diagnostic applications of nuclear medicine are no longer stand-alone procedures, separate from other diagnostic imaging modalities. This is especially true for hybrid imaging guided interventional radiology or surgical procedures. Accordingly, today’s nuclear medicine specialists are actually specialists in multimodality imaging (in addition to their expertise in the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radionuclides).

This new role requires a new core curriculum for training nuclear medicine specialists. This textbook is designed to meet these new educational needs, and to prepare nuclear physicians and technologists for careers in this exciting specialty.


Radionuclide imaging Radionuclide therapy Radionuclide theranostics Radiopharmaceuticals Hybrid imaging PET/CT SPECT/CT PET/MR Diagnostic applications Therapeutic applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Duccio Volterrani
    • 1
  • Paola Anna Erba
    • 2
  • Ignasi Carrió
    • 3
  • H. William Strauss
    • 4
  • Giuliano Mariani
    • 5
  1. 1.Regional Center of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Translational Research and Advanced Technologies in Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of PisaItaly
  2. 2.Regional Center of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Translational Research and Advanced Technologies in Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of PisaItaly
  3. 3.Hosp. Sant Pau, Nuclear Medicine DepartmentAutonomous University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Molecular Imaging and Therapy DepartmentCornell University WeillNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Regional Center of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Translational Research and Advanced Technologies in Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of PisaItaly

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