"I was particularly impressed with the chapter on nuclear imaging techniques and the associated materials."
—Thomas Johnson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
South Dakota State University
"The book is an easy read and would be useful in any hospital department for staff who come into contact with any of the modalities mentioned."
—The Pharmaceutical Journal, 2012; 288 (562)
Diagnostic Imaging for Pharmacists is the only diagnostic imaging reference written specifically for pharmacists. This easy-to-use resource will provide pharmacists and student pharmacists with a basic understanding of diagnostic imaging and of pharmaceuticals used as a part of the imaging process.
• Focuses on the pharmaceutical agents used in diagnostic imaging procedures.
• Provides basic information on each type of imaging modality—X-Ray, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
• Covers regulatory oversight in the diagnostic imaging area.
• Provides a basic review of ionizing radiation.
• Reviews radiation safety procedures.
Table of Contents
• Diagnostic Imaging and the Role of the Pharmacist
• Introduction to Ionizing Radiation
• Review of Imaging Procedures Using X-Rays
• Adjunct Agents Used in X-Ray Imaging: Contrast Media
• Review of Imaging Procedures Using Ionizing Radiation: Nuclear Medicine and PET Imaging
• Radiopharmaceuticals Used in Nuclear Medicine
• Radiopharmaceuticals Used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
• Adjunct Agents Used in Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Non-Radioactive Pharmaceuticals
• Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Adjunct Agents Used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Contrast Media
• Review of Imaging Procedures Using Ultrasound
• Adjunct Agents Used in Ultrasound Imaging: Contrast Media
• Regulations Associated with the Use of Ionizing Radiation