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Lance T. Hall, MD

The book Molecular Imaging and Therapy focuses on selected topics of the clinical uses of molecular imaging and targeted molecular radiotherapy techniques with an emphasis on oncological disease processes. This book is primarily designed for clinicians and students/trainees in fields that interpret or utilize molecular imaging techniques to diagnose and/or treat their patients, though scientists and clinicians in other fields will hopefully find use as well. Chapter 1 reviews molecular imaging of Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease by clinical examination alone is limited because there are other disease conditions such as essential tremors, multiple systemic atrophy, and progressive supranuclear palsy that may present with similar symptoms. Imaging has played an important role in early diagnosis and management of the disease. Molecular imaging is essential for early detection and enabling clear distinction between other similar disease entities that may mimic Parkinson’s disease. Chapter 2 reviews molecular imaging of head and neck cancers. FDG PET/CT and PET/MRI are essential tools in the evaluation of head and neck cancers (HNC) and can detect the primary site of malignancy in patients with cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown origin and guide treatment. CONTINUE READING.....


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