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