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The definitive text by the foremost authorities on positron emission tomography (PET) has now been thoroughly revised to reflect the major alterations in PET technology and practice since the introduction of PET/CT scanners. Now titled Principles and Practice of PET and PET/CT, this Second Edition includes many PET/CT images and new chapters dealing with CT scanning and PET/CT image fusion. The major focus is on strategies to optimally integrate CT and PET to a "one-stop" diagnosis for cancer, heart disease, neurologic disorders, psychiatric disorders, infection, inflammation, and other conditions.
Chapter 1: Production of Radionuclides for PET Chapter 2: Radiotracer Chemistry Chapter 3: PET Physics and PET Instrumentation Chapter 4: Fundamentals of CT in PET/CT Chapter 5: Data Analysis and Image Processing Chapter 6: Standardized Uptake Values Chapter 7: Image Fusion Chapter 8: Oncologic Applications Principles of Cancer Imaging with FDG PET/CT How to Optimize CT for PET/CT Artifacts and Normal Variants in PET Monitoring Response to Treatment PET and PET/CT in Radiation Oncology Central Nervous System Use of PET and PET/CT in the Evaluation of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Imaging Lung Cancer Lymphoma and Myeloma PET and PET/CT of Malignant Melanoma PET in Breast Cancers Esophagus Applications for Fluorodeoxyglucose PET and PET/CT in the Evaluation of Patients with Colorectal Carcinoma Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Cancers Cervical and Uterine Cancer PET and PET/CT in Ovarian Cancer Genitourinary Malignancies Sarcomas Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors PET and PET/CT Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors Carcinoma of Unknown Primary: Including Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes Pediatrics Hypoxia Imaging Newer Tracers for Cancer Imaging Chapter 9: Neurologic Applications Movement Disorders, Stroke and Epilepsy Fluorodeoxyglucose PET Imaging of Dementia: Principles and Clinical Applications Chapter 10: Psychiatric Disorders Chapter 11: Cardiac Applications Evaluation of Myocardial Perfusion Myocardial Viability Oxidative Metabolism and Cardiac Efficiency Myocardial Neurotransmitter Imaging Chapter 12: PET/CT Imaging of Infection and Inflammation Chapter 13: PET and Drug Development Chapter 14: Emerging Opportunities Imaging Gene Expression The Kidneys Imaging the Neovasculature Progress in Amyloid Imaging: Five Years of Progress Chapter 15: PET Imaging as a Biomarker Index