By Emilio Bombardieri, John Buscombe, Giovanni Lucignani, Otmar Schober
Nuclear imaging is more and more required to enquire complicated medical difficulties and to steer healing intervention. the main usual nuclear agent is FDG, and while FDG puppy is mixed with CT, the nuclear drugs doctor and oncologist own an important software certainly. the pinnacle caliber photographs which are got exhibit beautiful anatomical and morphological element. Advances in Oncologic medication presents the reader with crucial history details and a wealth of illustrative fabric to make sure rapid sickness development attractiveness.
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Rapidly growing tumors tend to cause symptoms of progressively rising intracranial pressure, which results from the growing 9781841846149-Ch03 8/21/07 4:33 PM Page 27 Primary brain tumors tumor mass itself, from cerebral edema, or from obstructed cerebrospinal fluid flow. These symptoms are headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and visual abnormalities. Other symptoms are focal neurological deficits, which can show the localization of the tumor. 7 Unfortunately, as mentioned above, tumor misclassification can occur with morphologic imaging techniques.
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