Clinical efficacy of positron emission tomography

Proceedings of a workshop held in Cologne, FRG, sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities as advised by the Committee on Medical and Public Health Research

  • W.-D. Heiss
  • G. Pawlik
  • K. Herholz
  • K. Wienhard

Part of the Developments in Nuclear Medicine book series (DNUM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. W.-D. Heiss
      Pages 1-11
  3. Brain

  4. Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. B. Mazière, J. C. Baron, C. Loc’h, H. Cambon, Y. Agid
      Pages 101-109
    3. S.-M. Aquilonius, P. Hartvig, K. L. Leenders, H. Lundqvist, B. Langström, J. Tedroff
      Pages 111-118
    4. C. Beckers
      Pages 123-124
  5. Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. K. Herholz, G. Pawlik, W. Staffen, P. Ziffling, I. Hebold, W.-D. Heiss
      Pages 127-136
    3. A. M. Goffinet, A. G. Devolder, A. Bol, C. Michel, M. Cogneau
      Pages 137-147
  6. Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. P. Bustany, M. Moulin
      Pages 175-191
  7. Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. F.-A. Wiesel, G. Wik, I. Sjögren, G. Blomqvist, T. Greitz, S. Stone-Elander
      Pages 203-211
    3. H. Cambon, J. C. Baron, J. P. Boulenger, C. Loc’h, E. Zarifian, B. Maziere
      Pages 221-231
    4. L. Widén
      Pages 233-236
  8. Heart

  9. Heart

  10. Lungs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. J. M. B. Hughes, C. G. Rhodes, L. H. Brudin, P. D. Buckingham, T. Jones
      Pages 305-313
    3. G. J. Huchon
      Pages 335-339
    4. J. M. B. Hughes
      Pages 341-342
  11. Soft Tissue Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. J. J. M. van der Hoeven, H. M. Pinedo
      Pages 371-376
  12. Brain Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377

About this book


The series of workshops sponsored by the European Communities started with "Methodology of PET" at Hammersmith Hospital, London, in March 1984. This was followed by "Radiochemistry, Methodology and Standardization in PET" at the Service Hospitalier Frederic Joliot in Orsay, France, in March 1985. Both these meetings were, in the opinion of all participants, great successes, and it was agreed that such work­ shops should continue and be organized on the same basis. After these two workshops on the fundamentals of PET, time now is ripe to evaluate the clinical efficacy of PET investigations, and to discuss to what extend the information provided by this high technology and theoretical area has contributed to the understanding of disease mechanisms, leading to immediate clinical applications. As pointed out in the previous meetings, PET using short-lived radioisotopes produced in an on-line cyclotron is restricted to a few centers. Therefore, the topics studied so far were mainly of scientific interest and clinical problems were dealt with only marginally. Before this costly technique can be spread and new information made accessible to a broader clinical clientele, its clinical value must be demonstrat­ ed. So far, in the majority of studies, the central nervous system was the primary target organ, and PET has contributed a great deal to our understanding of brain physiology and pathology. Also on the heart, a substantial number of studies have been performed in various centers, but the application of PET to this organ is still somewhat limited.


Public Health Tumor brain diseases heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neoplasm neurology oncology positron emission tomography (PET) therapy tomography urology

Editors and affiliations

  • W.-D. Heiss
    • 1
  • G. Pawlik
    • 1
  • K. Herholz
    • 1
  • K. Wienhard
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological ResearchCologneGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8002-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3345-3
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