Clinical Applications of SPECT-CT

  • Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar
  • Hans-Jürgen Biersack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dale L. Bailey, Kathy P. Willowson
    Pages 1-27
  3. Stephan Walrand
    Pages 29-42
  4. Nicolas Aide, Elif Hindié, Stéphane Bardet, David Taieb
    Pages 43-59
  5. Anca M. Avram, Ka Kit Wong, Lorraine M. Fig
    Pages 61-85
  6. Torjan Haslerud
    Pages 87-110
  7. Marianne Muckle
    Pages 111-127
  8. Holger Palmedo, Christian Marx
    Pages 129-149
  9. Amir Sabet, Amin Sabet
    Pages 151-175
  10. Renato A. Valdés Olmos, Oscar R. Brouwer, Sergi Vidal-Sicart
    Pages 201-216
  11. Paul J. Roach
    Pages 217-253
  12. Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Martha Hoffmann
    Pages 255-270
  13. Stephan Walrand
    Pages 271-280
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 297-304

About this book


SPECT/CT cameras have considerably improved diagnostic accuracy in recent years. Such cameras allow direct correlation of anatomic and functional information, resulting in better localization and definition of scintigraphic findings. In addition to this anatomic referencing, CT coregistration provides superior quantification of radiotracer uptake based on the attenuation correction capabilities of CT. Useful applications of SPECT/CT have been identified not only in oncology but also in other specialties such as orthopedics and cardiology.

This book covers the full spectrum of clinical applications of SPECT/CT in diagnosis and therapy planning of benign and malignant diseases. Opening chapters discuss the technology and physics of SPECT/CT and its use for dosimetry. The role of SPECT/CT in the imaging of a range of pathologic conditions is then addressed in detail. Applications covered include, among others, imaging of the thyroid, bone, and lungs, imaging of neuroendocrine tumors, cardiac scintigraphy, and sentinel node scintigraphy. Individual chapters are also devoted to therapy planning in selective internal radiation therapy of liver tumors and bremsstrahlung SPECT/CT. Readers will find this book to be an essential and up-to-date source of information on this invaluable hybrid imaging technique.


Benign and malignant diseases Dosimetry Imaging Nuclear Medicine SPECT/CT

Editors and affiliations

  • Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar
    • 1
  • Hans-Jürgen Biersack
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35282-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35283-6
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