Clinical PET

Clinical PET

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During the past decade Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has turned from a highly sophisticated tool developed for basic research in neurology and cardiology into an advanced nuclear medicine imaging technique ready for routine use. Along with remarkable technical improvements, an overwhelming number of PET studies has been published covering not only scientific but also relevant clinical problems. Due to this rapid development, comprehensive information about the current status of "clinical" PET is lacking. This text discusses the applications of PET in neurology, cardiology and oncology. In each section, following an introduction reviewing the present clinical demands, special diagnostic problems and their possible solution by PET are addressed. Results of conventional scintigraphic techniques are also mentioned, and compared with PET. In the last section, technical aspects (e.g. instrumentation, software) are presented, including statements of representatives of leading manufacturers in the field. This text provides a critical overview of relevant applications of PET for all those who are starting to run a PET facility or are planning to do so.
The book is also aimed at interested clinicians who are willing to utilize the diagnostic potential of PET.
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  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 165.1 x 230 x 12.7mm | 476.27g
  • United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792341600
  • 9780792341604

Table of contents

Part 1 PET in Cardiology: PET in cardiology - clinical background, C.A. Schneider, et al; assessment of myocardial perfusion by PET, J.A. Melin, et al; assessment of myocardial viability with PET, J. vom Dahl. Part 2 PET in oncology: PET in oncology - clinical demands, M. de Wit; assessment of gastrointestinal tumours with PET, L.G. Strauss; positron emission tomography in diagnosing lung tumours, K. Kubota, et al; assessment of haematological malignancies with PET, R. Bares; whole body positron emission tomography in oncology, U. Feine. Part 3 PET in neurology: PET in neurology - clinical problems, C. Weiller; assessment of brain Tumours, cerebrovascular and cerebral degenerative diseases with PET, K. Herholz; positron emission tomography in partial epilepsy, B. Sadzot, et al. Part 4 Technical requirements of a clinical PET-center: technical requirements of a clinical PET center - instrumentation and personnel, C. Schiepers; technical requirements of a clinical PET center - data acquisition and processing, S.P. Muller; clinical PET - technological issues, H. Newiger; new developments in PET technology, A. Holley.
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