Michael E. Phelps is often called the "founder of PET" and the UCLA School of Medicine is recognized as one of the leading PET centers in the world. All of the contributors to this book are on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty; their combined areas of expertise enabled the creation of the premier reference book on PET. PET: Molecular Imaging and Its Biological Applications serves as a valuable resource for practicing physicians and residents and covers topics ranging from the basic principles of physics, molecular assays, preparation of molecular imaging probes, and biochemistry relevant for PET. Additionally, clinical applications in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disorders are thoroughly discussed. Each chapter provides a complete overview of the topic material and guides the reader through the subject matter. Illustrations, PET scans, figures, tables, and solved example problems complement the text throughout. Readers also benefit from the extensive references and suggested reading material.
From the reviews of the first edition:
RAD Magazine, June, 2005: This comprehensive reference text is of interest to those who wish a source for understanding the physical principles behind PET scanning and its applications in oncological, cardiac and neurological disease. The text is clear and well illustrated. The physics explanations are well presented and understandable to several levels.
This text will be of great value to those departments developing an interest in PET and those staff, radiologists, radiographers and nuclear medicine technicians in training.
"This comprehensive reference text is of interest to those who wish a source for understanding the physical principles behind PET scanning and its applications in oncological, cardiac and neurological disease. The text is clear and well illustrated. ... while this is a rapidly moving field, the foundations for further development are well covered. This text will be of great value to those departments developing an interest in PET and those staff, radiologists, radiographers and nuclear medicine technicians in training." (Dr. J G Houston, RAD Magazine, June, 2005)
"The writers have produced a successful text that can be highly recommended ... . presents the state of the art in (Pet-based) molecular imaging and the value of such methods ... . It should be of interest not just to specialists in molecular imaging, but also to anyone interested in ... synthesis of imaging, modelling and molecular biology. ... should certainly interest the young radiologists who are starting to develop revolutionary techniques in ... medical imaging." (Andrew Todd-Pokropek, Times Higher Education Supplement, February, 2005)
"This book contains more than 600 pages covering the applications and role of PET in molecular imaging. ... The book is well illustrated with good quality diagrams and clinical images in both colour and grey scale. Chapters are well referenced and some include recommendations for further reading. This is an authoritative text that bridges the gap between pure clinical and pure research PET applications in molecular imaging and is likely to have a wide readership." (Gary Cook, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 31 (11), November, 2004)
|PET: Physics, Instrumentation and Scanners|
|Quantitative Assay Development for Positron Emission Tomography|
|Molecular Imaging Probes|
|Oncologic Applications of FDG-PET|
|Positron Emission Tomography of the Heart: Methodology, Findings in the Normal and the Diseased Heart and Clinical Applications|
|Molecular Imaging of Biological Processes with PET: Evaluating Biologic Bases of Cerebral Function|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 622
Published: 11th May 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.75