Positron Emission Tomography

Basic Sciences

  • Dale L Bailey
  • David W Townsend
  • Peter E Valk
  • Michael N Maisey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dale L Bailey, Joel S Karp, Suleman Surti
    Pages 13-39
  3. Michel Defrise, Paul E Kinahan, Christian J Michel
    Pages 63-91
  4. Steven R Meikle, Ramsey D Badawi
    Pages 93-126
  5. Richard E Carson
    Pages 127-159
  6. David J Hawkes, Derek L G Hill, Lucy Hallpike, Dale L Bailey
    Pages 161-177
  7. David W Townsend, Thomas Beyer
    Pages 179-202
  8. N Scott Mason, Chester A Mathis
    Pages 203-222
  9. Gunnar Antoni, Bengt Långström
    Pages 223-236
  10. Paul McQuade, Deborah W McCarthy, Michael J Welch
    Pages 237-250
  11. Jocelyn E C Towson
    Pages 251-265
  12. Paul D Shreve
    Pages 267-280
  13. Bernadette F Cronin
    Pages 295-309
  14. Andrew M Scott
    Pages 311-325
  15. Abhijit De, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
    Pages 343-367
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 369-382

About this book


Essential for students, science and medical graduates who want to understand the basic science of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), this book describes the physics, chemistry, technology and overview of the clinical uses behind the science of PET and the imaging techniques it uses. In recent years, PET has moved from high-end research imaging tool used by the highly specialized to an essential component of clinical evaluation in the clinic, especially in cancer management. Previously being the realm of scientists, this book explains PET instrumentation, radiochemistry, PET data acquisition and image formation, integration of structural and functional images, radiation dosimetry and protection, and applications in dedicated areas such as drug development, oncology, and gene expression imaging. The technologist, the science, engineering or chemistry graduate seeking further detailed information about PET, or the medical advanced trainee wishing to gain insight into the basic science of PET will find this book invaluable.

This book is primarily repackaged content from the Basic Science section of the 'big' Valk book on PET. It contains new, completely revised and unchanged chapters covering the "basic sciences" section of the main book - total 18 chapters:

  • 2 new (chapters 1, 16)
  • 8 completely revised (chapters 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18)
  • 3 minor corrections (chapters 2, 6, 11)
  • 5 unchanged (chapters 3, 7, 9, 10, 12)


Diagnostic Imaging Functional Imaging PET/CT computed tomography (CT) imaging imaging techniques positron emission tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Dale L Bailey
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • David W Townsend
    • 4
  • Peter E Valk
    • 5
  • Michael N Maisey
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineRoyal North Shore HospitalSt LeonardsAustralia
  2. 2.School of Medical Radiation SciencesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Cancer Imaging and Tracer Development ProgramThe University of Tennessee Medical CenterKnoxvilleUSA
  5. 5.Northern California PET Imaging CenterSacramentoUSA
  6. 6.Department of Radiological Sciences, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Clinical PET CentreGuy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital TrustLondonUK

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