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Positron Emission Tomography

Basic Sciences

Bailey, D.L., Townsend, D.W., Valk, P.E., Maisey, M.N. (Eds.)

2003, XIX, 884 p.

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Essential for students, science and medical graduates who want to understand the basic science of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), this book describes the physics, chemistry, technology and overview of the clinical uses behind the science of PET and the imaging techniques it uses. In recent years, PET has moved from high-end research imaging tool used by the highly specialized to an essential component of clinical evaluation in the clinic, especially in cancer management. Previously being the realm of scientists, this book explains PET instrumentation, radiochemistry, PET data acquisition and image formation, integration of structural and functional images, radiation dosimetry and protection, and applications in dedicated areas such as drug development, oncology, and gene expression imaging. The technologist, the science, engineering or chemistry graduate seeking further detailed information about PET, or the medical advanced trainee wishing to gain insight into the basic science of PET will find this book invaluable.

This book is primarily repackaged content from the Basic Science section of the 'big' Valk book on PET. It contains new, completely revised and unchanged chapters covering the "basic sciences" section of the main book - total 18 chapters:

  • 2 new (chapters 1, 16)
  • 8 completely revised (chapters 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18)
  • 3 minor corrections (chapters 2, 6, 11)
  • 5 unchanged (chapters 3, 7, 9, 10, 12)

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Diagnostic Imaging - Functional Imaging - PET/CT - computed tomography (CT) - imaging - imaging techniques - positron emission tomography

Related subjects » Nuclear Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Particle and Nuclear Physics - Radiology

Table of contents 

1. Positron Emission Tomography in Clinical Medicine Michael N Maisey 2. Physics and Instrumentation in PET Dale L Bailey, Joel S Karp and Suleman Surti 3. Data Acquisition and Performance Characterization in PET Dale L Bailey 4. Image Reconstruction Algorithms in PET Michel Defrise, Paul E Kinahan and Christian J Michel 5. Quantitative Techniques in PET Steven R Meikle and Ramsey D Badawi 6. Tracer Kinetic Modeling in PET Richard E Carson 7. Coregistration of Structural and Functional Images David J Hawkes, Derek LG Hill, Lucy Hallpike and Dale L Bailey 8. Anato-Molecular Imaging: Combining Structure and Function David W Townsend and Thomas Beyer 9. Radiohalogens for PET Imaging N Scott Mason and Chester A Mathis 10. Progress in 11C Radiochemistry Gunnar Antoni and Bengt Långström 11. Metal Radionuclides for PET Imaging Paul McQuade, Deborah W McCarthy and Michael J Welch 12. Radiation Dosimetry and Protection in PET Jocelyn EC Towson 13. Whole-Body PET Imaging Methods Paul D Shreve 14. Artefacts and Normal Variants in Whole-Body PET and PET/CT Imaging Gary J R Cook 15. The Technologist’s Perspective Bernadette F Cronin 16. PET Imaging in Oncology Andrew M Scott 17. The Use of Positron Emission Tomography in Drug Discovery and Development William C Eckelman 18. PET as a Tool in Multimodality Imaging of Gene Expression and Therapy Abhijit De and Sanjiv Sam Gambhir

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