PET and PET/CT: A Clinical Guide

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Thieme, 2009 - Medical - 297 pages

Praise for this book:Sure to be a hit - just like the first edition...All the chapters are well written and the accuracy of information is impressive...[we] cannot recommend the book strongly enough. - RAD Magazine

Returning in a second edition, this practical book presents oncological and nononcological applications for PET and PET/CT for the full range of scenarios frequently encountered in the professional setting. Placing special emphasis on PET/CT correlation and FDG oncological imaging, it opens with a thorough introduction to fundamental science and clinical basics. Each chapter in the Oncological Applications section of the book describes the role of PET and PET/CT in the management of specific diseases, providing succinct descriptions of indications and comparisons with other imaging modalities.

Highlights:

  • New chapters covering PET/CT for pediatric patients; the use of FDG PET in the evaluation of infection and inflammation; and the role of PET and PET/CT in radiation therapy planning; and FDG biology
  • More than 500 high-quality images, including state-of-the-art color PET/CT images
  • Pearls and pitfalls that emphasize critical concepts
  • Discussion of normal variations and benign findings
  • Thorough review of the current literature on PET/CT

This compact book provides readers with the tools to sharpen their assessment and decision-making skills. Organized efficiently to enable rapid reference to key concepts, this concise text is ideal for residents and practitioners in radiology, nuclear medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine technology.

 

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Contents

The Role of Glucose and FDG Metabolism in
22
Standardized Uptake Value
38
The Interpretation of FDG PET Studies
78
Levels of Evidence for Clinical Indications of FDG
99
Brain Neoplasms
121
Head and Neck Cancer
127
Thyroid Cancer
136
Thoracic Neoplasms
142
Pancreatic Cancer
190
Urologic Tumors
204
Colorectal Cancer
212
Musculoskeletal Tumors
220
Pediatric PETCT
231
PET and PETCT in Radiation Therapy Planning
239
FDG PET in the Evaluation of Infection and Inflammation
245
Neurologic Applications
257

Contents
155
Gastric Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
171
Melanoma
181
Cardiac PET and PETCT 263 Contents
263
Index
275
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Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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