Pediatric PET Imaging

  • Martin Charron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Basic Science and Practical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robin Kaye
      Pages 21-29
    3. Martin Charron
      Pages 30-36
    4. Geoffrey Levine
      Pages 47-58
    5. Suzanne Munson, Neir Eshel, Monique Ernst
      Pages 72-91
    6. Roberto Accorsi, Suleman Surti, Joel S. Karp
      Pages 92-120
    7. Sue C. Kaste, M. Beth McCarville
      Pages 121-134
    8. Girish Bal, Stefaan Vandenberghe, Martin Charron
      Pages 135-171
  3. Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Michael J. Fisher, Peter C. Phillips
      Pages 173-219
    3. Christopher J. Palestro, Josephine N. Rini, Maria B. Tomas
      Pages 220-242
    4. Barry L. Shulkin
      Pages 243-255
    5. Sue C. Kaste, Jeffrey S. Dome
      Pages 256-266
    6. Robert Howman-Giles, Rodney J. Hicks, Geoffrey McCowage, David K. Chung
      Pages 267-301
    7. Marc P. Hickeson
      Pages 302-311
    8. Jian Qin Yu, Martin Charron
      Pages 312-320

About this book


This interdisciplinary book is one of the first practical guides to imaging children with PET. Heavily illustrated, the book provides the reader with key information on technical and clinical issues specific to pediatric PET imaging. Special considerations regarding radiation dosage and sedation, principles of operation, instrumentation, and nuclear medicine regulations are discussed. Subsequent sections present diseases and clinical applications of PET in pediatrics. The discussions are based an exhaustive review of pediatric PET studies by Martin Charron, MD, and a select group of leading international authorities. The scope of pathologies addressed is extensive. Applications in oncology, neurology, psychiatry and other fields are outlined. Future research applications are offered as well. The book not only covers dedicated PET imaging, but also integrates coincidence imaging, PET/CT, and PET/MR. This thorough text is a vital aid to nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, and oncologists seeking to successfully apply recent innovations in pediatric PET imaging.


Tumor bone brain diagnosis dosimetry ethics imaging lymphoma magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neurology nuclear medicine pediatrics positron emission tomography (PET) radiation tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Charron
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division Head of Nuclear MedicineResearch Institute The Hospital for Sick Children University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-28836-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34641-0
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