Developments in Nuclear Medicine

Clinical efficacy of positron emission tomography

Proceedings of a workshop held in Cologne, FRG, sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities as advised by the Committee on Medical and Public Health Research

Editors: Heiss, W., Pawlik, G., Herholz, K., Wienhard, K. (Eds.)

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The series of workshops sponsored by the European Communities started with "Methodology of PET" at Hammersmith Hospital, London, in March 1984. This was followed by "Radiochemistry, Methodology and Standardization in PET" at the Service Hospitalier Frederic Joliot in Orsay, France, in March 1985. Both these meetings were, in the opinion of all participants, great successes, and it was agreed that such work­ shops should continue and be organized on the same basis. After these two workshops on the fundamentals of PET, time now is ripe to evaluate the clinical efficacy of PET investigations, and to discuss to what extend the information provided by this high technology and theoretical area has contributed to the understanding of disease mechanisms, leading to immediate clinical applications. As pointed out in the previous meetings, PET using short-lived radioisotopes produced in an on-line cyclotron is restricted to a few centers. Therefore, the topics studied so far were mainly of scientific interest and clinical problems were dealt with only marginally. Before this costly technique can be spread and new information made accessible to a broader clinical clientele, its clinical value must be demonstrat­ ed. So far, in the majority of studies, the central nervous system was the primary target organ, and PET has contributed a great deal to our understanding of brain physiology and pathology. Also on the heart, a substantial number of studies have been performed in various centers, but the application of PET to this organ is still somewhat limited.

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`... an excellent review of a wide range of recent clinical research in PET. It will be a valuable addition to the libraries of nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and neurosurgeons who are interested in PET.'
American Journal of Roentgenology, December 1988.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Heiss, W.-D.

    Pages 1-11

  • Ischemic Stroke Studied by 15O-Labeled Compounds: Misery Perfusion and Luxury Perfusion

    Baron, J. C.

    Pages 15-23

  • Ischemic Disease Studied with 15O Labelled Compounds: Metabolic and Hemodynamic Disparities

    Frackowiak, R. S. J.

    Pages 25-36

  • Brain Glucose Metabolism and Blood Flow in Ischemic Stroke

    Pawlik, G. (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

  • Pet Studies in Internal Carotid Occlusion Patients: Base-Line Hemodynamic and Metabolic Alterations; Effects of Surgical Revascularization and Induced Arterial Hypertension

    Samson, Y. (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical efficacy of positron emission tomography
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a workshop held in Cologne, FRG, sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities as advised by the Committee on Medical and Public Health Research
Editors
  • WD Heiss
  • G. Pawlik
  • K. Herholz
  • K. Wienhard
Series Title
Developments in Nuclear Medicine
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3345-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3345-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89838-898-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8002-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 421
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations
Topics