Formulated by members of the International Scientific Committee of Radionuclides in Nephro-urology (ISCORN), Functional Imaging in Nephro-urology is not a textbook on uronephrology or radionuclides in nephro-urology, or even a book on new techniques in imaging. What the editor and authors provide here is a unique opportunity to evaluate the strategic management techniques (both diagnosis and follow-up) of a number of uronephrological entities.
Demonstrating the experience of the authors in using various imaging modalities, and detailing the benefits and controversies which are associated with their clinical applications, this text presents management strategies based on the patient, the choice of modality, and cost implications.
Detailed, well-referenced and highly illustrated, this is an important book for radiologists, nephrologists and urologists working with children and adults, specialists in renal nuclear medicine, and pediatricians.
Table of Contents
MEASUREMENT OF RENAL FUNCTION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE. Introduction. Chemical Techniques and Prediction Equations. Measurements of renal function with Radionuclide Techniques in Adults. Measurement of GFR in Children by Means of radionuclide techniques. Assessment of GFR in Adults : the Point of View of the Nephrologist. Assessment of GFR in Children : the Point of View of the Paediatric Nephrologists. OBSTRUCTION IN ADULTS. Introduction and the Role of Nuclear Medicine. The Contribution of Radiology. The Urologist's View. ANTENATALLY-DETECTED HYDRONEPHROSIS. Introduction. The Radiological Approach. The Nuclear Medicine Techniques. The Point of View of the Urologist RENOVASCULAR DISEASE. Present and Future Developments of Functional and Molecular Imaging. Radiologic Modalities in Renovascular Disease. ACE Inhibition Renography in the Evaluation of Suspected Renovascular Hypertension. FUNCTIONAL AND MOLECULAR IMAGING. Functional Imaging of the Kidney with Electron Beam CT. Functional and Cellular Imaging of the Kidney by MRI. Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of the Kidneys. URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN CHILDREN. Introduction. The Point of View of the Radiologist. The Point of View of the Paediatric Nuclear Medicine Physician. The Point of View of the Paediatric Nephrologists
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