Neuroblastoma: mIBG in its Diagnosis and Management
ISBN/ASIN: 9781447116769,9781447116745 | 1989 | English | pdf | 168/167 pages | 7.48 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London | Author: Judy S. E. Moyes MA (Cantab), FRCP (C), V. Ralph McCready DSc, MRCP, FRCR, Ann C. Fullbrook DCR(T), DRI (auth.) | Edition: 1
The use of metaiodobenzylguanidine as a radiopharmaceutical offers exciting new possibilities, and well-known authorities share their experience in this volume. It is designed as a practical aid for those who are starting to employ the relatively new method of mIGB in the diagnosis and treatment of neuroblastoma. Profusely illustrated case histories demonstrate the normal and pathological uptake of mIGB and assist the beginner to correctly interpret the scintigrams. Details of the techniques for assessing the radiation dose to the tumors undergoing targetted radiotherapy are given, and the practical details required for its safe use in the pediatric environment are discussed.