Atlas of Clinical PET in Oncology

PET versus CT and MRI

  • Hans Bender
  • Holger Palmedo
  • Hans-Jürgen Biersack
  • Peter E. Valk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. H.-J. Biersack
    Pages 1-1
  3. H. Bender, H. Palmedo
    Pages 11-17
  4. H.-J. Straehler-Pohl, H. Bender
    Pages 19-36
  5. J. H. Risse, H. Palmedo, H. Bender
    Pages 37-49
  6. E. Abella-Columna, P. E. Valk
    Pages 51-65
  7. F. Grünwald
    Pages 67-76
  8. R. J. Hagge, A. Al-Sugair, R. E. Coleman
    Pages 77-94
  9. H. Palmedo
    Pages 95-108
  10. P. Albers, H. Bender
    Pages 109-118
  11. U. Cremerius
    Pages 119-132
  12. C. G. Diederichs
    Pages 133-152
  13. T. Z. Wong, R. E. Coleman
    Pages 153-170
  14. H. Bender, H. Palmedo
    Pages 171-176
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 177-182

About this book


Clinical studies during the past 10 years have shown that PET is more sensitive than CT and MRI for the detection of many tumors. In many cases, however, for example in head and neck tumors, combination with radiological procedures is necessary. It may be speculated that PET should be the first study in a malignant tumor when metastatic spread is suspected. MRI and CT may then be restricted to those body areas which evince sites of increased glucose metabolism. Thus, a combination of metabolic and morphologic procedures will enhance tumor detection and change the therapeutic strategy. In this light, an atlas including PET, CT, MRI, and histology data seems desirable to combine metabolic and morphologic imaging. This book presents an overview of the available data which should be of great interest not only for specialists in radiology and nuclear medicine, but also for oncologists.


Nuclear medicine Nuklearmedizinische Diagnostik Onkologie PET Radiologie Staging Tumor Tumorsuche carcinoma computed tomography (CT) diagnosis imaging oncology positron emission tomography radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Bender
    • 1
  • Holger Palmedo
    • 1
  • Hans-Jürgen Biersack
    • 1
  • Peter E. Valk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Northern California PET Imaging CenterSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64093-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59706-0
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