Nuclear medicine imaging of CNS: Basis and clinical applications

James M. Mountz, Rafay Ahmed

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, we present a brief review of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain. This will lay the background for a more in-depth presentation of the physiological basis for use of nuclear medicine methods in disease diagnosis and therapy management. This will be discussed in the context of radiopharmaceuticals commonly used to diagnose brain diseases. The specifi c patterns of radiotracer distribution in diseases related to the brain will be related to the pathophysiology of the disease process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Pathophysiologic Basis of Nuclear Medicine
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages76
ISBN (Electronic)9783319061122
ISBN (Print)9783319061115
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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