This book 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 understanding of
updated PET and PET/CT scanners, imaging processing, correlation, and
quantification of PET and PET/CT measurements is also discussed. The
book is divided into two sections, with 9 chapters dealing with the
basic principles of PET and PET/CT for instrumentation, fusion,
radiopharmaceuticals, radiosynthesis, safety and cost analysis. The
second part of the book presents 16 chapters on the clinical techniques
and applications of PET and PET/CT within common oncologic,
cardiologic, and neurologic diseases. Numerous full color images
provides comprehensive coverage on essential clinical PET and PET/CT
Table of Contents:
Part I: Basic Principles. Principles of PET Imaging. Production of
Isotopes. Principles of PET/CT and Radiation Dose. Generator Products
and Radiopharmaceuticals. Automated Synthesis of Radiopharmaceuticals.
Economics of Clinical Operation. Protocols of PET and PET/CT. Normal
and Variable Patterns. Artifacts in FDG-PET and PET/CT.- Part II:
Clinical Applications. Epilepsy. Dementia and Cerebrovascular Disease.
Cardiology. Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases. Brain Tumors. Head
and Neck Tumors. Thoracic Cancer. Breast Cancer. Esophageal, Gastric,
Pancreatic, and Colorectal Cancers. Hepatobiliary Tumors. Gynecologic
Cancers. Urologic Cancer. Melanoma, Myeloma, and Sarcoma. Lymphoma.
Endocrine Tumors. Utility of PET/CT.
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