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PET and PET/CT : A Clinical Guide - Abass Alavi


A Clinical Guide

Paperback Published: 16th April 2009
ISBN: 9781604061536
Number Of Pages: 312

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A new edition of the essential guide to PET/CT

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.


  • 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.

    Industry Reviews

    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

    A valuable reference source...This small and affordable book should be useful to both trainees and practicioners...Highly recommend[ed]. -- The Journal of Nuclear Medicine

    "In conclusion, in the considered opinion of this reviewer, this textbook is the best reference source for both the trainees and practitioners who are actively involved in utilizing FDGPET/CT modality in their clinical practice."--Clinical Imaging

    "[A] compact, softcover handbook that should be of immense help...useful...excellent points of discussion...supplemented with excellent figures and references...well written...this book summarizes the scientific literature on PET and PET/CT."--Academic Radiology

    "Easy-to-read and well-organized package." -- American Journal of Roentgenology

    "An excellent handbook.. A good study companion for trainees. The authors have fulfilled their objective and produced an excellent textbook that will be valuable to residents and other trainees who want an accesible source of authoritative information."--Radiology

    "An affordable, portable, complete, and concise resource or review text concerning a very timely clinical subject. [The second section of the book] is an outstanding contribution to this text and could be used by any radiologist at any level of training who wants to review positron emission tomography (PET). The illustrations in this book are outstanding. They are appropriate for the discussion and expand the reader's understanding. None of the topics are covered too extensively, and this, combined with the partial outline format, makes this book more of a review and reference manual than a textbook. This book also could be used as a primary initial text for learning PET and PET/CT; I believe that many would find this very readable, even for the beginner. It bears repeating that this text covers both PET and PET/CT and thus serves an even larger purpose in a ready reference section or library. This is particularly impressive given how easily it could be placed in your pocket or bag and carried from site to site or office to reading room."--Academic Radiology

    "This small but very informative book is to be read by senior radiologists and especially junior residents who are just encountering the applications of PET and PET/CT. The various chapters are well illustrated by demonstrative images, many with directing arrows, and in several are "pearls," which the readers will find very useful. This handbook is full of information regarding the applications of PET and PET/CT, and it is recommended especially to the junior radiologists.."--Clinical Imaging

    "Retaining the goal of providing practitioners and trainees in medical imaging disciplines with the essential information about PET and PET/CT while simultaneously reflecting the breadth of the scientific literature, [the authors] have updated the material to reflect recent advances and have included a significant number of new images. New chapters have also been added on FDG biology, pediatric PET/CT, and PET/CT in radiation therapy and in inflammatory and infectious disorders."--SciTech Book News

    Basic Science Chapter 1: The Physics of PET/CT Scanners Chapter 2: Radiochemistry of Fluorodeoxyglucose and Biology Chapter 3: Glucose and FDG Metabolism: What the Clinician Needs to Know to Interpret PET Studies Clinical Basics Chapter 4: Patient preparation Chapter 5: Standardized uptake value Chapter 6: Normal variants and benign findings Chapter 7: Interpretation of FDG PET studies Chapter 8: PET/CT Chapter 9: Key to clinical indications Oncological Applications Chapter 10:Oncological PET by anatomic region Chaper 11: Therapy Response Chapter 12: Brain Neoplasms Chapter 13: Head and neck cancer Chapter 14: Thyroid cancer Chapter 15: Thoracic neoplasms Chapter 16: Breast cancer Chapter 17: Gastric, Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Chapter 18: Lymphoma Chapter 19: Melanoma Chapter 20: Hepatobiliary Chapter 21: Pancreatic cancer Chapter 22: Gynecological tumors Chapter 23: Urological tumors Chapter 24: Colorectal cancer Chapter 25: Musculoskeletal tumors Nononcological Applications Chapter 26: Pediatric PET Chapter 27: PET and PET/CT in Radiation Therapy Planning Chapter 28: FDG-PET in Infection and Inflammation Chapter 29: Neurological Applications Chapter 30: Cardiac PET and PET/CT

    ISBN: 9781604061536
    ISBN-10: 1604061537
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 312
    Published: 16th April 2009
    Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.27
    Weight (kg): 0.74
    Edition Number: 2
    Edition Type: New edition

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