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PET and PET/CT have been increasingly used as effective imaging modalities in the management of patients with cancer, neurologic disease, musculoskeletal disease, and cardiac disease. PET and PET/CT: A Clinical Guide, Third Edition by world renowned molecular imaging pioneer Abass Alavi and esteemed diagnostic and nuclear radiologist Eugene Lin features the latest advances in PET technology in an easy-to-read format.
The book lays a solid foundation with opening chapters on scanner physics, radionuclide basics, study interpretation, patient preparation, quantitative whole-body PET/CT imaging, normal variants, benign findings, and clinical applications.
Oncology-related chapters include the use of PET for rare and common cancers — from brain neoplasms and musculoskeletal tumors — to breast and colorectal cancers
Updated with the latest scientific literature and guidelines
Specialized topics include Gadolinium-68 imaging techniques, pediatric PET/CT, utilization for radiation therapy planning and infection and inflammation evaluations, and neurological and cardiac applications
A state-of-the-chapter on PET/MRI
More than 500 high-quality images, including many in full color
Succinct yet comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book will enable clinicians to master a highly complex imaging discipline at an accelerated pace. Residents and veteran practitioners in the fields of nuclear medicine, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine technology will benefit from reading this resource.
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Practical Differential Diagnosis in CT and MRI is a one-stop resource for the differential diagnosis of common and rare radiologic findings and conditions in all regions of the body. For each finding and diagnosis, the book provides a complete list of differential diagnoses as well as the features that will help the clinician differentiate diseases with similar findings.
Concise descriptions aid the identification of key radiologic signs
Easy-to-use tables and bullet-point lists facilitate rapid review of important information about findings, differentiating features, and disease entities
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"Excellent...an accessible source of authoritative information."-Radiology
"This small but very informative book is to be read by senior radiologists and especially junior residents."-Clinical Imaging
"An affordable, portable, complete, and concise resource or review text concerning a very timely clinical subject...the illustrations in this book are outstanding."-Academic Radiology
Returning in a second edition, this practical book presents oncological and nononcological applications for PET and PET/CT for the full range of scenarios frequently encountered in the professional setting. Placing special emphasis on PET/CT correlation and FDG oncological imaging, it opens with a thorough introduction to fundamental science and clinical basics. Each chapter in the Oncological Applications section of the book describes the role of PET and PET/CT in the management of specific diseases, providing succinct descriptions of indications and comparisons with other imaging modalities.
New chapters covering PET/CT for pediatric patients; the use of FDG PET in the evaluation of infection and inflammation; the role of PET and PET/CT in radiation therapy planning; and FDG biology
More than 500 high-quality images, including state-of-the-art color PET/CT images
Pearls and pitfalls that emphasize critical concepts
Discussion of normal variations and benign findings
Thorough review of the current literature on PET / CT
This compact book provides readers with the tools to sharpen their assessment and decision-making skills. This concise text is ideal for residents and practitioners in radiology, nuclear medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine technology.