PET and PET/CT: A Clinical Guide

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Presenting both oncological and nononcological applications, this book covers the full range of scenarios the clinician is likely to encounter in the professional setting. With a special focus on PET/CT correlation and FDG oncological imaging, this text addresses the important role of PET/CT in managing patients with brain neoplasms; thyroid cancer; breast cancer; gastric cancer; lymphoma; melanoma; pancreatic cancer; gynecological neoplasms; urological neoplasms; musculoskeletal neoplasms, and more. Each chapter in the Oncological Applications section of the text focuses on a particular disease, allowing the reader to quickly access the information relevant to managing a specific clinical situation. Thorough review of the existing scientific literature and pointers on how to interpret and report images provide readers with the tools to sharpen their assessment and decision-making skills.

Key features:

- Efficient organization allows easy access to key concepts

- Review of normal variations and benign findings

- More than 200 graphics including state-of-the-art color PET/CT images

- Discussion of the basic science of PET and PET/CT

This text is ideal for students, residents, and both beginning and experienced practitioners in the fields of radiology, oncology, nuclear medicine, and nuclear medicine technology.

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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

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.

About the Author:

Eugene C. Lin, M.D., is Attending Radiologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Abass Alavi, M.D., is Professor, Radiology and Neurology, and Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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