Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography 2nd Edition

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CRC Press, Nov 25, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is now firmly established as an invaluable technique for diagnosing and monitoring disease. The second edition of this comprehensive clinical atlas will continue to present the combined experience of two of the world's leading PET centres as the technique has moved on from its formative years to gain established value in clinical practice. The book has been substantially rewritten to take account of the exciting developments that are occurring with the introduction of PET/CT, and new &‘state-of-the-art&’ PET/CT images are presented. The new edition continues to be presented as a series of 'mini-lectures' carefully designed for rapid assimilation, illustrated by case histories in which high-quality illustrations are supplemented by clear concise teaching points and directions for further reading.

Part One provides an excellent introduction to the science and practice of PET and displays normal variants and discusses potential pitfalls. In Part Two, the applications of PET/CT in oncology are covered in detail, according to body system in order of their clinical importance. Part Three examines the applications of PET/CT beyond oncology; in neuropsychiatry, cardiology and infection.

A useful additional feature is the accompanying DVD-Rom with HERMES RAPID software, which contains PET/CT cases for viewing and analysis, with cross-modality image fusion, and has been provided by Hermes Medical Solutions.

Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography is an invaluable resource for nuclear medicine specialists, radiologists and oncologists, both in training and in practice.

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Sally F. Barrington, Consultant Physician in Nuclear Medicine at the PET Imaging Centre at St Thomas', Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine, London, UK

Michael N. Maisey, Emeritus Professor of Radiological Sciences, King&’s College, London, UK

Richard L. Wahl, Professor of Radiology and Oncology, Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine/PET, Henry N. Wagner Professor of Nuclear Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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