Internationally renowned authorities in the field of hybrid imaging contribute firsthand expertise on the practical application of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT. By combining clear anatomic markers from CT with functional knowledge from SPECT, SPECT/CT provides added value for patient evaluation and is becoming increasingly prevalent in routine clinical practice. Indeed, hybrid imaging is touted by many as a game changer in nuclear medicine. The first two chapters of this book provide a foundation for understanding SPECT and SPECT/CT technological principles, including the associated radiopharmaceuticals. The remaining chapters detail the utility of SPECT and SPECT/CT in clinical practice including neuroscience and pediatrics, as well as specific pathologies. The book concludes with in-depth discussion of select case studies. Key Features Efficacious use of SPECT and SPECT/CT for primary body systems, including the central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and skeletal systems Value for the assessment of neoplastic disease, infection/inflammation, thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders Fourteen high-quality videos delineate specific techniques and clinical applications Meticulous, four-color graphics clearly elucidate key concepts Illustrative case studies offer educational teaching pearls Together, the concise, evidence-based text and wealth of SPECT/CT images deliver a solid knowledge base, enabling practitioners to learn the effective use of this technology. This must-have book is certain to be an invaluable resource for a diverse spectrum of practicing and trainee clinicians in fields such as radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology.
In this exciting and colourful book, find out about the origins of modern computer art and graphics, including AI text generation done the old way. ´´Micro Arts has produced some stunningly original work.´´ Personal Computer World 1985. A lot of new digital technology arrived in the 1980s, including microcomputers or micros, cheap personal computers for home use. ´´I think this period is something of a lost era in digital art. It´s definitely a good idea to be engaging with it. ´´ Sean Clark, Computer Arts Society, Fellow BCS 2019 Complete with many colour images from the genrated art and animations, scans of the complete print magazine, and examples of generated stories from the text program. Micro Arts released many computer art compilations on cassettes, with generative abstract art, story text generators (´Cow Boils Head´), SCUM Manifesto feminist animation (Valerie Solanas), Duchamp animations, slow art and math/data art. All of the art programs, and many articles from the Micro Arts print magazine, were placed on Prestel teletext in 1985, so the software could be downloaded nationally from a TV set. ´´The alternative society is still throbbing at Micro Arts.´´ Sinclair User 1985. Micro Arts artists also created video titles for clubs like Manchester´s Hacienda, Sheffield´s Leadmill, and Network21, the infamous late night pirate TV channel featuring icons like Leigh Bowery, Body Map and the London alternative fashion scene. A mix of art, new technology, the club scene, and education, Micro Arts was an exciting part of the computer democratisation of the 1980s. This illustrated book is an illuminating and informative look into the 1980s micro computer scene, with the arrival of the all-new Sinclair ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Apple Macintosh, the IBM PC, alongside a gaudy and extrovert visual culture. The book has images from the unique art programs and a detailed history of Micro Arts, a full copy of the first and only edition of the print magazine, and contemporary reviews and context. There is also a gallery of stills from the many generative computer art programs. ´´Inspiring. All worth thinking about and testing for yourself.´´ A&B Computing 1985.