This book gathers a collection of cases with challenging diagnoses, in which nuclear medicine examinations have been particularly helpful in terms of the final diagnosis or follow-up. The cases presented chiefly involve patients with neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy and brain tumors. The book is intended for nuclear medicine specialists as well as clinicians, offering essential guidance on the interpretation of neurology cases in the clinical setting, particularly with regard to correctly interpreting diagnostic imaging procedures. The authors were selected from the members of the Neuroimaging Committee of the EANM and have extensive experience as clinicians and teachers within the Nuclear Medicine Community.
• Presents a range of challenging cases in neurology
• Explores nuclear medicine expertise in single cases
• Written by respected experts on neuroimaging
• Andrea Varrone is a Specialist in Nuclear Medicine and holds a PhD in Functional Radioisotopic Imaging. He is also an Associate Professor of Nuclear Medicine and Research Group Leader for Molecular Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disorders, with affiliation to the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. Dr. Varrone is an expert on PET imaging for patients with movement disorders. He his currently employed at H. Lundbeck A/S, Valby, Denmark.
• Valentina Garibotto is a Specialist in Nuclear Medicine, currently working as a Senior Physician at the Geneva University Hospitals and group leader of the Neuroimaging and Innovative Molecular Tracer Laboratory at Geneva University. Prof. Garibotto has extensive clinical expertise in molecular neuroimaging and has coordinated multiple clinical trials on the validation of novel PET tracers for the diagnostic assessment and physiopathological investigation of cognitive disturbances.
• Silvia Morbelli is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Genoa and is currently working at San Martino University Hospital. She holds a PhD in Applied Neurosciences and has made valuable contributions concerning the use of neuroimaging tools as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in the earliest and preclinical stages of Neurodegenerative Dementia and Parkinsonian Syndromes. She is currently the Chair of the Neuroimaging Committee, European Association of Nuclear Medicine.