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Atlas of Response to Immunotherapy

  • Egesta Lopci
  • Stefano Fanti
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Brief Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Andrea Zucali
      Pages 3-6
  3. Disease-Oriented Applications

  4. Potential Pitfalls to Response Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Amir Iravani, Rodney J. Hicks
      Pages 101-115
  5. New Radiopharmaceuticals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Emily B. Ehlerding, Weibo Cai
      Pages 119-127

About this book

Introduction

This atlas is a concise but comprehensive guide to the diverse patterns of response to immunotherapy as observed on Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) and other conventional imaging modalities, including CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The purpose for this publication is to fill the gap between the growing clinical relevance and utilization of immunotherapy in medical oncology, mainly based on checkpoint inhibitors, and the need for experienced imagers with reliable tools assessing response to treatment. A series of disease-oriented chapters will present the imaging findings during immunotherapy in the major oncological settings, with helpful comparison of functional (PET/CT) and morphological (CT/MRI) patterns of response in individual cases. To complete the atlas, a dedicated chapter will focus on major pitfalls and immune-related adverse events (irAEs) affecting image interpretation during the course of immunotherapy. The concluding chapter will lastly examine the available data and potential developments of immuno-PET, which is considered as the novel frontier of research in this oncological scenario. The atlas will be of high value for radiologists and nuclear medicine specialists at all levels of experience.

Keywords

Response to Cancer Treatment Immunotherapy PET/CT in Oncology FDG-PET Immuno-PET PET/CT Oncologic Imaging Pitfalls in Image Interpretation Nuclear Medicine Radiology Response to Treatment Atlas Atlas of Response to Immunotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Egesta Lopci
    • 1
  • Stefano Fanti
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear MedicineHumanitas Clinical and Research Hospital - IRCCSRozzanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Metropolitan Nuclear MedicinePoliclinico S.Orsola-MalpighiItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31113-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31112-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31113-1
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