This book presents a valuable overview of the basic principles and clinical applications of PET and PET/CT. Emphasis is placed on the familiarization of normal distribution, artifacts, and common imaging agents such as FDG in conjunction with CT, MRI, and US to establish the clinical effectiveness of PET and PET/CT. Practical understanding of updated PET and PET/CT scanners, imaging processing, correlation, and quantification of PET and PET/CT measurements is also discussed. The book is divided into two sections, with 9 chapters dealing with the basic principles of PET and PET/CT for instrumentation, fusion, radiopharmaceuticals, radiosynthesis, safety and cost analysis. The second part of the book presents 16 chapters on the clinical techniques and applications of PET and PET/CT within common oncologic, cardiologic, and neurologic diseases. Numerous full color images provides comprehensive coverage on essential clinical PET and PET/CT studies.

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Publish YearJanuary 2013