From international experts, including R. Edward Coleman, Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at Duke University, PET and PET-CT in Oncology describes the principles of positron emission tomography and is a useful resource for incorporating the technique in clinical practice. In a clear and straightforward fashion, this heavily-illustrated text offers instructive information and overviews of the basic principles of PET and PET-CT as well as the routine clinical PET scanning procedures for all important oncological indications. It is designed to serve as a reference work for specialists in nuclear medicine and radiology (including therapy planning) and for oncologists. It also provides student and physicians in other medical specialities with a general introduction to the effective integration of this modern technique into routine clinical diagnostics. Above all, this volume illustrates the importance of PET and PET-CT in comparison with other imaging techniques.
A resource book on the current applications of PET in oncology
Illustrates the importance of PET and PET-CT in comparison with other imaging techniques
Includes 3 chapters on research PET for small animals
I: Basics.- Physical Principles, Dedicated/ Coincidence-PET.- Dual-Modality PET/CT Acquisition Systems for Clinical Oncology.- Transport and Metabolism of Glucose and FDG.- Radiopharmaceutical Production and Safety of [18F]FDG.- Image Fusion.- PET Scanner Quality Control.- II: Experimental Oncology.- to Experimental PET in Oncology.- PET in Cell Cultures: Oncology, Genetics, and Therapy.- Small-Animal PET in Oncology.- Small-Animal PET in Neuro-oncology and Gene Therapy.- III: Clinical Applications.- PET/CT: Clinical Considerations.- Brain Tumors.- Head and Neck Tumors.- Thyroid Carcinomas.- Lung Cancer.- Breast Cancer.- Pancreatic Cancer.- Gastro-Esophageal Cancer.- Liver Cancer.- Colorectal Cancer.- Ovarian Cancer.- Cancer of the Uterus.- PET in Bladder, Renal, and Prostate Cancer.- Testicular Tumors.- Malignant Melanoma.- Malignant Lymphomas.- Musculoskeletal Tumors.- Skeletal imaging with F-18.- PET in Surgery.- PET and Radiotherapy.- Cancer Screening with 18F FDG-PET.- Cost-Effectiveness Studies of PET in Oncology.- Reimbursement (EU and USA).- PET Reimbursement: Europe.- PET Reimbursement: United States.