· Provides a concise, easy-to-use overview of the utility of PET-CT in cancer of unknown primary (CUP)
· Describes and illustrates key examples of the role of PET-CT in the management of CUP
· Designed to serve as a useful handbook and reference guide for participants in multidisciplinary meetings
This pocket book offers a rapid and concise overview of the utility of PET/CT in the management of patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP). Readers will gain an appreciation of the unique information provided by PET/CT on the molecular and metabolic changes associated with CUP, which can occur in the absence of corresponding anatomical alterations. Characteristic imaging appearances are documented with the aid of a series of teaching cases that serve to illustrate the potential improvements in patient management that may be achieved through early use of PET/CT in the diagnostic pathway. In addition, the relation of the clinical and pathological background to imaging is explained. The book is published within the Springer series Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging (compiled under the auspices of the British Nuclear Medicine Society) and will be an excellent asset for all clinicians, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, radiographers, and nurses who routinely work in multidisciplinary teams involved in the management of these patients.
Dr. Nagabhushan Seshadri
Dr. Nagabhushan has over 16 years of experience in the field of Nuclear Medicine. He underwent initial Nuclear Medicine training in India followed by further training in Nuclear Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals UK. He also underwent further PET-CT fellowship at University Hospital, Zurich. He is currently working as a consultant in Nuclear Medicine since 2010 at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He has published a number of papers, co-authored chapters in books, presented papers and delivered invited lectures in various National and International meetings. He is actively involved in teaching and training and is currently the regional Training Program Director in Nuclear Medicine for Health Education England(North West).
Dr. Chinnamani Eswar
Dr Chinnamani Eswar obtained his Batchelor of Medicine in Chennai, India. He came to the UK in 1996, and after working in general medicine gained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998. Following further specialist training in clinical oncology he completed his Fellowship and Masters Degree at Liverpool University in 2003. He was appointed consultant in Clinical Oncology at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in 2004. He also participates in teaching modules in liverpool university as a honorary lecturer.