PET-CT Beyond FDG A Quick Guide to Image Interpretation

  • Stefano Fanti
  • Mohsen Farsad
  • Luigi Mansi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Luigi Mansi, Pier Francesco Rambaldi, Vincenzo Cuccurullo
    Pages 1-6
  3. Luigi Mansi, Vincenzo Cuccurullo, Pier Francesco Rambaldi
    Pages 7-11
  4. Mohsen Farsad, Vincenzo Allegri, Paolo Castellucci
    Pages 13-47
  5. Cristina Nanni, Valentina Ambrosini, Stefano Fanti
    Pages 49-61
  6. Roland Hustinx, Catherine Beckers
    Pages 63-78
  7. Mohsen Farsad, Gabriele Pöpperl
    Pages 79-98
  8. Valentina Ambrosini, Paolo Castellucci, GianCarlo Montini, Stefano Fanti
    Pages 99-122
  9. Mohsen Farsad, Franca Chierichetti, Stefano Fanti
    Pages 123-143
  10. Ken Herrmann, Andreas Buck
    Pages 145-160
  11. Adrienne H. Brouwers, Klaas P. Koopmans, Rudi A. J. O. Dierckx, Philip H. Elsinga
    Pages 161-179
  12. Tove J. Grönroos, Heikki Minn, Rodney J. Hicks
    Pages 181-193
  13. Keon Wook Kang, Jae Min Jeong, Ambros J. Beer
    Pages 195-211
  14. Erik F. J. de Vries, Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans, Caroline P. Schröder, Geke A. P. Hospers
    Pages 213-219
  15. Adrienne H. Brouwers, Klaas P. Koopmans, Rudi A. J. O. Dierckx, Philip H. Elsinga
    Pages 221-229
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 231-243

About this book


Although [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) generally shows an excellent performance as a cancer-imaging agent when using PET-CT, there are some settings in which other radiopharmaceuticals offer advantages. Such non-FDG tracers are now gaining widespread acceptance not only in research but also in clinical practice, with the acquisition of promising results in the management of various cancers. This atlas, including about 500 high-quality images, is a user-friendly guide to PET-CT imaging beyond FDG. A wide range of tracers is covered, such as 18F- and 11C-choline, 11C-methionine, 18F-ethyl-L-tyrosine, 68Ga-DOTA-NOC, 11C-acetate, 11C-thymidine, and 18F-DOPA. Throughout, the emphasis is on image interpretation, with guidance on the recognition of normal, benign, and malignant uptake and clear instruction on learning points and pitfalls. This book is a companion to the editors’ recently published Atlas of PET-CT, which focuses exclusively on the use of FDG. It is designed to serve as a reference text for both nuclear physicians and radiologists, and will also be of great benefit to radiographers, technologists, and nuclear medicine and radiology residents.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Fanti
    • 1
  • Mohsen Farsad
    • 2
  • Luigi Mansi
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Bologna Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi Medicina NucleareBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Central Hospital Bozen Nuclear MedicineBolzanoItaly
  3. 3.Università Napoli Ist. Scienze RadiologicheNapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-93908-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-93909-2
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