ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Presents a valuable overview of the basic principles and clinical applications of PET and PET/CT
- Numerous full color images
- Includes practical information about updated PET and PET/CT scanners, imaging processing, correlation, and quantification of PET and PET/CT measurements
Clinical PET and PET/CT, 2nd Edition presents a valuable overview of the basic
principles and clinical applications of PET and PET/CT. Emphasis is placed on
the familiarization of normal distribution, artifacts, and common imaging agents
such as FDG in conjunction with CT, MRI, and US to establish the clinical effectiveness
of PET and PET/CT. Practical information about updated PET and PET/CT scanners,
imaging processing, correlation, and quantification of PET and PET/CT measurements
is also presented. This book is divided into two sections, the first half dealing
with the basic principles of PET and PET/CT for instrumentation, fusion, radiopharmaceuticals,
radiosynthesis, safety, and cost analysis. The second part of this volume presents
chapters on the clinical techniques and applications of PET and PET/CT for common
oncologic, cardiologic, and neurologic diseases. Numerous full color images
provide comprehensive coverage on essential clinical PET and PET/CT studies.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Cancer - Computed Tomography - FDG - Imaging - Nuclear Medicine - PET-CT -Positron Emission Tomography - Radiopharmaceuticals
Related subjects » Nuclear Medicine - Radiology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.- Principles of Positron Emission Tomography Imaging 2.- Production of Isotopes 3.- Principles of PET/CT 4.- Radiopharmaceuticals 5.- Automated Synthesis of Radiopharmaceuticals 6.- Cost Analysis and Effectiveness of PET and PET/CT 7.- Technical Principles, Radiation Safety, and Image Interpretation 8.- Normal and Variable Patterns in PET 9.- Artifacts in FDG-PET and PET/CT 10.- Radiation Dosimetry in F-18 FDG PET/CT 11.- Current Status of PET in the World 12.- Epilepsy 13.- Neurodegenerative Diseases 14.- Cerebrovascular Disease and PET 15.- Brain Tumors 16.- Head and Neck Tumors 17.- Lung and Pleural Cancers 18.- Breast Cancer 19.- Coronary Artery Disease 20.- Myocardial Viability 21.- Atherosclerosis 22.- Esophageal, Gastric, and Pancreatic Cancers 23.- Hepatobiliary and Small Bowel Cancers 24.- Colorectal Cancer 25.- Urologic Cancer 26.- Gynecologic Cancer 27.- Lymphoma 28.- Melanoma, Myeloma, and Sarcoma 29.- Carcinoma of Unknown Primary 30.- 18F-FDG PET in the Evaluation of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases 31.- PET in Radiation Treatment 32.- Evidence-Based PET 33.- PET/MRI
From the reviews of the second edition:
“The main objective is to provide a valuable reference for clinicians and trainees in the use of PET and PET/CT in clinical practice. The book achieves its goals. It is written for practitioners in nuclear medicine, radiology, oncology, cardiology, and neurology. It also is intended as a reference for trainees in these fields, especially nuclear medicine and radiology. … Overall, this is a good reference on the subject and is a high quality book.” (Bennett S. Greenspan, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)
AUTHORS & EDITORS
E. Edmund Kim, MD, is Professor of Nuclear Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
Myung Chul-Lee, MD, is Professor of Nuclear Medicine at Gachon University School of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea.
Tomio Inoue, MD, is Professor of Radiology at Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.
Wai-Hoi Wong, PhD, is Director of PET Instrumentation Development Lab Group at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.