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Clinical nuclear medicine, the application of radioisotopes to medical
diagnosis and therapeutics, has rapidly advanced. The new, third edition of
this textbook is unquestionably the ultimate reference book of this evolving
The editors have enlisted contributors from many countries with vast
clinical or research experience in nuclear medicine, many of whom have supported
and continue to support the Society of Nuclear Medicine.
Positron emission tomography (PET) became reimbursable in the late 1990s
and soared in stature with the introduction of PET-computed tomography (CT).
This development elevated radionuclide tumor imaging to prominence in cancer
imaging. The book reflects this importance as it dedicates the initial chapters
to cancer imaging. An outstanding example is chapter 18, “Lymphatic
Mapping and Sentinel Node Biopsy,” which, like many others, is encyclopedic,
well illustrated, and well referenced.
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