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Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography
A Disease-Oriented Approach
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Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography: A Disease-Oriented Approach offers Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine specialists a thorough understanding of the clinical application of PET-CT—a groundbreaking modality that provides a powerful fusion of imaging anatomy and metabolic function. Written with a disease-oriented approach, PET-CT examines understanding, using, and interpreting PET-CT imaging in clinical practice. Co-authored by experts in both PET and CT imaging, this text serves as an integrated review of the practical aspects of this new imaging modality while providing comprehensive and evidence-based coverage. This volume covers all clinical entities for which PET-CT can be utilized in today’s modern practice.

Using an integrated disease-oriented approach, PET-CT reviews:

  • the diagnostic settings in which PET-CT will prove most valuable

  • literature-based evidence for utility, applications, and limitations to each disease

  • integrated discussion of the CT findings that will bear on the PET interpretation and vice versa

  • "next steps" in the clinical evaluation of a patient (i.e., additional imaging studies indicated)

Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography also includes a CD packed with every image from the book. With over 340 high resolution photos this makes a perfect addition to both in-depth study and PowerPoint slide presentations.


Preface. Clinical PET/CT in the brain. PET/CT in GYN Malignancies. Head and Neck Cancer: Evaluation with PET/CT. PET/CT for the evaluation of diseases of gastrointestinal origin. PET and PET/CT of thyroid disease. Using PET/CT in evaluating Cancers of the Genitourinary Tract. PET/CT in evaluating lymphoma. Diseases of The Lungs: FDG PET/CT. PET/CT Imaging of Cutaneous Malignancies. PET/CT in breast cancer. Patient preparation and scanning considerations for PET and PET/CT. PET Instrumentation and Methodology. Technical Aspects of CT in Practice. Detecting and Evaluating Osseous Metastases on PET/CT. PET/CT findings in primary bone tumors. PET/CT: Mediastinal Lesions


ISBN-13: 9781420020113
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: March, 2008
Pages: 480



ELISSA L. KRAMER is currently an adjunct Professor of Radiology at New York University, School of Medicine, New York. She retired in February 2007 from her clinical position where she served as Section Chief of Nuclear Medicine. She received her M.D. from New York University where she completed her residency in Radiology and her fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Kramer has published on Nuclear Medicine imaging in the immunosuppressed patient and on the clinical application of SPECT. Her research interests are tumor imaging, including clinical FDG PET and SPECT, image fusion, and lymphoscintigraphy, both for lymphedema and sentinel node identification.

JANE P. KO is Associate Professor of Radiology, Thoracic Imaging Section, New York University School of Medicine, and an Associate Attending at Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals at New York University Medical Center, New York. She received her M.D. from University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, and completed a fellowship in the Thoracic Section of the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ko’s major areas of clinical and research interest cover image analysis technology, chest CT, and lung cancer/chest malignancy. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, and has published over 30 peer-reviewed and educational manuscripts and three book chapters.

FABIO PONZO is Assistant Professor of Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, Clinical Assistant Attending, Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Attending, Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Tisch Hospital/New York University Medical Center, Assistant Attending, Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ponzo received his M.D. from the University of Rome, La Sapienza Medical School, Italy, and then served as an M.D. Officer for the Italian Air Force. He completed his residency in Nuclear Medicine from both the University of Rome, and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and his major area of interest is in Nuclear Medicine.

KAREN MOURTZIKOS is Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, Assistant Attending of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, New York University Hospitals Center, New York, and Assistant Attending of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, New York. Dr. Mourtzikos received her M.D. from Albany Medical College, completed her residency in nuclear medicine from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a fellowship in Clinical and Research PET and PET/CT, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland.