Rev. ed. of: Review of nuclear medicine technology / Ann M. Steves, Patricia C. Wells. 3rd ed. c2004.
The PET and PET/CT Study Guide presents a comprehensive review of nuclear medicine principles and concepts necessary for passing PET specialty board examinations. The practice questions and content are similar to those found on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) exam, allowing test takers to maximize their chances of success. The book is organized by test sections of increasing difficulty, with over 650 multiple-choice questions covering all areas of positron emission tomography, including radiation safety; radionuclides; instrumentation and quality control; patient care; and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Detailed answers and explanations to the practice questions follow. Supplementary appendices include common formulas, numbers, and abbreviations, along with a glossary of terms for easy access by readers. The PET and PET/CT Study Guide is a valuable reference for nuclear medicine technologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and all other imaging professionals in need of a concise review of the basics of PET and PET/CT imaging.
Completely updated with the latest advances in imaging technology, this quick-reference manual is the only procedures guide specifically geared to nuclear medicine technologists. It provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for 61 scan procedures, including listings of possible artifacts and problems that may arise during each scan. An extensive quick-reference section includes conversion tables, radiopharmaceutical dose ranges, pediatric dosing, anatomy drawings, standard drug interventions, lab tests, language translations, thyroid therapy information, billing codes, and reproducible patient history sheets for 20 scans.
Written at the technologist level, Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation focuses on instruments essential to the practice of nuclear medicine. Covering everything from Geiger counters to positron emission tomography systems, this text provides students with an understanding of the practical aspects of these instruments and their uses in nuclear medicine. By concentrating on the operation of these instruments and the potential pitfalls that they are subject to, students will be better prepared for what they may encounter during their career. Chapters include: Detectors Gas-Filled, Scintillation and Semiconductor; Image Characteristics SPECT, PET; Collimators; Radiation Measurements; and more.
This book prepares students and technologists for registry examinations in nuclear medicine technology by providing practice questions and answers with detailed explanations, as well as a mock registry exam. The questions are designed to test both the basic knowledge required of nuclear medicine technologists and the practical application of that knowledge. The topics covered closely follow the content specifications and the components of preparedness as published by the certification boards. This 5th edition includes expanded coverage of positron emission tomography, multimodality imaging, and other new procedures and practices in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
This is a large-format review text of more than 750 questions with detailed answers for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Registry Examination. It covers radiopharmacy and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation, clinical imaging procedures, quality assurance, nursing care procedures, and quality assurance with a general review of anatomy and physiology relating to each procedure. Questions are arranged randomly, not by topic or level of difficulty, and incorporate levels of comprehension, application, and analysis based on entry-level competencies for the nuclear medicine technology profession. The text also contains a 200-question practice examination with answers at the end.
Examination Review for Ultrasound: Abdomen and Obstetrics & Gynecology By Steven M. Penny
Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine is a comprehensive reference for nuclear pharmacists, nuclear medicine physicians, and nuclear medicine technologists that also can be used as a textbook in these disciplines. It is recommended for specialty board examination in nuclear medicine and nuclear pharmacy. The book contains essential information required by state and federal radiation licensing organizations for specialty practitioners preparing to become authorized nuclear pharmacists or authorized nuclear medicine physicians. Key Features: * New edition. * All chapters reorganized and expanded with updated information plus 4 new chapters. * More than 500 figures and 200 tables. * Color images throughout the text.
The decay product of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), technetium-99m (Tc-99m), and associated medical isotopes iodine-131 (I-131) and xenon-133 (Xe-133) are used worldwide for medical diagnostic imaging or therapy. The United States consumes about half of the worldâ€™s supply of Mo-99, but there has been no domestic (i.e., U.S.-based) production of this isotope since the late 1980s. The United States imports Mo-99 for domestic use from Australia, Canada, Europe, and South Africa. Mo-99 and Tc-99m cannot be stockpiled for use because of their short half-lives. Consequently, they must be routinely produced and delivered to medical imaging centers. Almost all Mo-99 for medical use is produced by irradiating highly enriched uranium (HEU) targets in research reactors, several of which are over 50 years old and are approaching the end of their operating lives. Unanticipated and extended shutdowns of some of these old reactors have resulted in severe Mo-99 supply shortages in the United States and other countries. Some of these shortages have disrupted the delivery of medical care. Molybdenum-99 for Medical Imaging examines the production and utilization of Mo-99 and associated medical isotopes, and provides recommendations for medical use.
This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine that accompanies the print book. “I highly recommend this book because it will be very useful for any candidate writing the MACE. It is comprehensive, practical, and follows the MACE test plan.”—Verine J. Parks-Doyle, RN, BSN, MSN, EdD. Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your MACE exam More than 100 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam Includes the popular Cram Sheet tearcard to help you remember key concepts and do extra last-minute studying Exam Alerts identify important information found on the exam Simplifies key medication aide concepts and techniques for easy learning Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your MACE exam! Discover how the MACE exam works, and the best ways to prepare for it Learn the role and responsibilities of the medication assistant as a member of the healthcare team Master all key medication administration concepts: pharmacology, drug orders, forms, measurements, storage, handling, and more Safeguard yourself and your patients from accidents, mistakes, and other risks Learn today’s most effective procedures and techniques for administering medications Understand how medication affects body systems, and how that affects care Review medication’s effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, central nervous, and endocrine systems Understand medications for treating the eye and ear; cancer; and mental disorders MACE is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.
"Simplifies the mathematics that technologists and students are likely to encounter in the practice of clinical nuclear medicine technology"--Provided by publisher.
Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.
Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This product incorporates current research methodology--including molecular and genetic clinical research--and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing.
Complete with more than 2,000 questions and answers, the third edition of Nuclear Medicine Board Review: Questions and Answers for Self-Assessment fully prepares readers for certification or re-certification exams administered by the American Board of Radiology, the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. It is also a handy reference for residents, clinicians, and technicians, as it contains up-to-date coverage of all major advances in the field.Special features of the third edition: Updated chapters on PET/CT: new technology, NOPR coverage issues, and dementia imaging Many questions and answers on the expanding modality of SPECT/CT Chapter on radionuclide therapy updated to include extensive information on radioimmunotherapy of lymphoma and Y-90 SIRT of hepatic malignancies Important new data on radiation safety requirements and NRC regulations Designed to enhance retention, comprehension, and self-assessment, this concise text is ideal for all those who need a quick and efficient review for board exams.
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research examines current interdisciplinary research efforts and recommends ways to stimulate and support such research. Advances in science and engineering increasingly require the collaboration of scholars from various fields. This shift is driven by the need to address complex problems that cut across traditional disciplines, and the capacity of new technologies to both transform existing disciplines and generate new ones. At the same time, however, interdisciplinary research can be impeded by policies on hiring, promotion, tenure, proposal review, and resource allocation that favor traditional disciplines. This report identifies steps that researchers, teachers, students, institutions, funding organizations, and disciplinary societies can take to more effectively conduct, facilitate, and evaluate interdisciplinary research programs and projects. Throughout the report key concepts are illustrated with case studies and results of the committeeâ€™s surveys of individual researchers and university provosts.
The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.