Radionuclide Imaging of Infection and Inflammation

A Pictorial Case-Based Atlas

  • Elena Lazzeri
  • Alberto Signore
  • Paola Anna Erba
  • Napoleone Prandini
  • Annibale Versari
  • Giovanni D’Errico
  • Giuliano Mariani

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This atlas fills a gap in the literature by documenting in detail the role of nuclear medicine imaging of infection and inflammation. The pathophysiologic and molecular mechanisms on which radionuclide imaging of infection/inflammation is based are clearly explained, but the prime focus of the book is on the clinical relevance of such procedures. Their impact is demonstrated by a collection of richly illustrated teaching cases that describe the most commonly observed scintigraphic patterns, as well as anatomic variants and technical pitfalls. Due attention is paid to the application of recently developed techniques, including multimodality fusion imaging such as SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Emphasis is placed in particular on the ability of multimodality imaging to increase both the sensitivity and the specificity of radionuclide imaging. This atlas will be an excellent learning tool for residents in nuclear medicine and illuminating for other specialists with an interest in the field. Learning tool especially useful for residents in nuclear medicine and for specialists in nuclear medicine approaching the field. Useful integration for residents and for specialists also in infectious and autoimmune diseases, as well as in orthopedics.

Keywords

Diagnostic algorithms Fused PET/CT imaging Fused SPECT/CT imaging Infection/inflammation Scintigraphy

Authors and affiliations

  • Elena Lazzeri
    • 1
  • Alberto Signore
    • 2
  • Paola Anna Erba
    • 1
  • Napoleone Prandini
    • 3
  • Annibale Versari
    • 4
  • Giovanni D’Errico
    • 5
  • Giuliano Mariani
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Center of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Pisa Medical SchoolPisaItaly
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine, Department of Surgery and Translational MedicineUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”, S. Andrea HospitalRomeItaly
  3. 3.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentPoliclinico di ModenaModenaItaly
  4. 4.Nuclear MedicineSanta Maria Nuova Hospital IRCCSReggio EmiliaItaly
  5. 5.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentPrivate Hospital “Pio XI”RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2763-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2762-6
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2763-3
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