Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Gaspar Delso, Sibylle Ziegler
    Pages 1-19
  3. S. H. Keller, A. E. Hansen, S. Holm, T. Beyer
    Pages 21-41
  4. N. F. Schwenzer, H. Schmidt, C. D. Claussen
    Pages 43-52
  5. Christian Buchbender, Thomas C. Lauenstein, Andreas Bockisch, Gerald Antoch, Till A. Heusner
    Pages 53-70
  6. Raj Mohan Paspulati, Andres A. Kohan
    Pages 79-93
  7. Sasan Partovi, Andres Kohan, Raj Mohan Paspulati, Pablo R. Ros, Karin A. Herrmann
    Pages 95-108
  8. Wolf-Dieter Heiss, Alexander Drzezga
    Pages 109-125
  9. Stephan G. Nekolla, Christoph Rischpler
    Pages 127-138
  10. Gunnar Brix, Elke Nekolla, Dietmar Nosske
    Pages 139-152
  11. Mathias Goyen
    Pages 153-158
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book

Introduction

PET/MRI is an exciting novel diagnostic imaging modality that combines the precise anatomic and physiologic information provided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the molecular data obtained with positron emission tomography (PET). PET/MRI offers the promise of a simplified work flow, reduced radiation, whole-body imaging with superior soft tissue contrast, and time of flight physiologic information. It has been described as the pathway to molecular imaging in medicine.

In compiling this textbook, the editors have brought together a truly international group of experts in MRI and PET. The book is divided into two parts. The first part covers methodology and equipment and comprises chapters on basic molecular medicine, development of specific contrast agents, MR attenuation and validation, quantitative MRI and PET motion correction, and technical implications for both MRI and PET. The second part of the book focuses on clinical applications in oncology, cardiology, and neurology. Imaging of major neoplasms, including lymphomas and tumors of the breast, prostate, and head and neck, is covered in individual chapters. Further chapters address functional and metabolic cardiovascular examinations and major central nervous system applications such as brain tumors and dementias. Risks, safety aspects, and healthcare costs and impacts are also discussed. 

This book will be of interest to all radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians who wish to learn more abo

ut the latest developments in this important emerging imaging modality and its applications.

Keywords

Hybrid Imaging MR-PET Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine Radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ignasi Carrio
    • 1
  • Pablo Ros
    • 2
  1. 1.Depto. Medicina NuclearAutonomous University of Barcelona Hospital Sant PauBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals Case Medical CenterClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40692-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-40691-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-40692-8
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