Edited by Dominique Delbeke and Ora Israel, two leading authorities in the field of nuclear medicine, this practical guide is a reference source of cases for images obtained on state-of-the-art integrated PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging systems. The cases are presented in-depth so that they will be of value to residents training in nuclear medicine and radiology and to nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists who need to become familiar with this technology. Internationally recognized contributors provide the reader with in-depth coverage on the technical and clinical aspects of hybrid imaging. Principles of hybrid imaging, physics and instrumentation, normal distribution of radiopharmaceuticals and protocols central to the field are covered. A comprehensive review of nuclear oncology cases found in everyday practice, ranging from simple to complex are also addressed. The full spectrum of clinical applications is covered including head and neck tumors, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and genitourinary tumors. Additional chapters examine cardiac hybrid imaging, benign bone diseases and infection and inflammation. A wealth of illustrations reinforce the key teaching points discussed throughout the book.
History and Principles of Hybrid Imaging.- Normal and Abnormal Distribution Patterns, Pitfalls & Artifacts.- Clinical Applications in Oncology.- Tumor of the CNS.- Head and Neck Tumors.- Lung Tumors.- Breast Cancer.- Colorectal Cancer.- Esophageal, Gastric Cancer, & GIST.- Pancreatic Cancer.- Hepatobiliary Malignancies & Liver Metastases.- Gynecologic Tumors.- Genitourinary Tumors.- Thyroid Cancer.- Other Endocrine & Neuroendocrine Tumors.- Lymphoma.- Melanoma.- Musculoskeletal Tumors (Primary & Skeletal Metastases).- Pediatric Tumors.- Incidentalomas.- Other Clinical Applications.- Cardiac Hybrid Imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT): Assessment of CAD.- Benign Bone Diseases.- Infection & Inflammation.