PET/CT in Clinical Practice

  • T. B. Lynch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pages 1-15
  3. Pages 16-47
  4. Pages 48-71
  5. Gary Cook, Mark Love
    Pages 72-92
  6. James Clarke
    Pages 93-115
  7. Simon Hughes
    Pages 116-135
  8. Stephen Vallely
    Pages 136-156
  9. Chris Marshall, Sandra Woods
    Pages 204-214
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 215-241

About this book

Introduction

PET/CT in Clinical Practice indicates for the appropriate use of PET/CT in Lung, Lymphoma, Esophageal, Colorectal, Head/Neck and Melanoma. Reference is also made to tumors of the male and female reproductive system. The information provided is concise, relevant and well-illustrated. Each chapter contains a summary of the appropriate staging system for that tumor and indicates where PET/CT is helpful and where it is not. These points are illustrated using images collected from clin- ical cases collected over the past few years.

The range of normal PET/CT appearances is outlined in chapter 9. The book focuses on FDG-PET/CT throughout, but chapter 10 makes reference to the future application of other positron emitters and gives a beginners guide to the physics of PET/CT.

Essential reading for consultants and medical residents in radiology, nuclear medicine and oncology as all from medical student to consultant oncologist will be touched by this modality and will need to understand its strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords

PET/CT Staging Tumor cancer computed tomography (CT) nuclear medicine oncology positron emission tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • T. B. Lynch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineQueen’s UniversityBelfast
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine and Radiology DepartmentThe Northern Ireland Cancer CentreBelfastUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-504-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-430-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-504-2
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