The Theory and Practice of 3D PET

  • Bernard Bendriem
  • David W. Townsend

Part of the Developments in Nuclear Medicine book series (DNUM, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. David W. Townsend, Bernard Bendriem
    Pages 1-10
  3. Michel Defrise, Paul Kinahan
    Pages 11-53
  4. Dale L. Bailey
    Pages 55-109
  5. David W. Townsend, Roberto A. Isoardi, Bernard Bendriem
    Pages 111-132
  6. Klaus Wienhard
    Pages 133-167

About this book


The application of 3D methodology has recently been receiving increasing attention at many PET centres, and this monograph is an attempt to provide a state-of-the-art review of this methodology, covering 3D reconstruction methods, quantitative procedures, current tomography performance, and clinical and research applications. No such review has been available until now to assist PET researchers in understanding and implementing 3D methodology, and in evaluating the performance of the available imaging technology. In all the chapters, the subject matter is treated in sufficient depth to appeal equally to the physicist or engineer who wishes to establish the methodology, and to PET investigators with experience in 2D PET who wish to familiarize themselves with the concepts and advantages of 3D, and to be made aware of the pitfalls.


PET imaging positron emission tomography (PET) tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Bendriem
    • 1
  • David W. Townsend
    • 2
  1. 1.Service Hospitalier Frédéric JoliotDSV /DRM-CEAOrsayFrance
  2. 2.PET Facility, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5040-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3475-2
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