Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999, XII, 203 pp. 95 figs., 31 in color, 58 tabs.
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PET in Oncology describes the principles of positron emission tomography and is a useful resource for incorporating the technique in clinical practice. In clear and straightforward fashion, this book offers instructive information and overviews of the physical, biochemical and clinical principles of PET scanning and its routine clinical use. It serves as a reference work for specialists in nuclear medicine and for oncologists, and also provides students and physicians in other medical specialties with a general introduction to the effective integration of this modern technique in routine clinical diagnostics. Above all, this book illustrates the importance of PET in comparison with other imaging techniques.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Cancer Screening - Tumor - breast cancer - cancer - carcinoma - diagnostics - imaging - imaging techniques - lymphoma - nuclear medicine - ovarian cancer - positron emission tomography (PET) - radiation - radiotherapy - screening
Basics: Physical Principles; Radiopharmaceutical Technology; Toxicity and Radiation Dosages; Metabolism and Transport of Glucose and FDG; Clinical Applications: Patient Preparation; Clinical Indications; Malignant Melanoma; Head and Neck Tumors; Thyroid Carcinomas; Pulmonary Nodules and Non-Small-Cell Bronchial Carcinoma; Breast Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Ovarian Cancer; Testicular Tumors; Hodgkin's Disease and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas; Miscellaneous Tumors; Cancer Screening with Whole-Body FDG PET; PET in Radiotherapy; PET Cost Effectiveness in Oncology; The Significance of PET from a Radiologist's Viewpoint;