1. Pathophysiology of Infection
2. Radiological imaging in Infection
3. PET/CT: Pyrexia of Unknown Origin
4. PET/CT in Diagnosing and Evaluating Therapy in Vasculitis
5. PET/CT in Autoimmune Diseases
6. PET/CT in Prosthetic joint infections
7. PET/CT in osteomyelitis and diabetic foot
8. PET/CT in Immunodeficiency disease
9. PET/CT in Vascular Graft Surgery
10. PET/CT in Cardiac implantable devices
This pocket book provides clinicians with the necessary information to understand the role of FDG PET/CT in infection and inflammation. It will help both in making appropriate imaging requests with adequate clinical information and in interpreting the report. The coverage encompasses a wide range of topics, including the role of PET/CT in pyrexia of unknown origin, vasculitis, autoimmune diseases, prosthetic joint infections, osteomyelitis and diabetic foot, immunodeficiency disease, and vascular graft surgery. The book will be a very useful guide to a great test that can provide significant assistance in patient management. It is published within the Springer series Clinicians' Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging, in which leading professionals succinctly explain the importance of nuclear medicine in the diagnosis and management of oncological and non-oncological conditions.
Thomas Wagner is a consultant in nuclear medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He is the PET/CT lead and his main interests are use of PET/CT in lung cancer and hematological malignancies and the role of PET/CT in infection and inflammation.
Sandip Basu is consultant Physician and the Head, Nuclear Medicine Academic Programme of the Radiation Medicine Centre. He is actively involved in clinical patient services, research and post graduate training activities of the Centre. His special interests are Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT. He has authored over 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 25 text book chapters and serves as the Editorial Board member of multiple international journals including EJNMMI and NMC. He is the recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2012 in Medical Sciences, DAE Scientific and Technical Excellence Award 2007 & Group Achievement Award 2014 and Alavi-Mandell Award from the Education Research Foundation of Society of Nuclear Medicine, USA.