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PET-CT

A Case Based Approach

Editors: Conti, Peter S., Cham, Daniel K. (Eds.)

  • The University of Southern California's PET Imaging Science Center is one of the premier PET centers. The director, Dr. Peter Conti, is a leader in the field. He and one of his top fellows, Dr. Daniel Cham, have published one of the first PET-CT case based books
  • Ideal for nuclear medicine practitioners, nuclear medicine residents, and clinicians interested in medical imaging
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About this book

Dr. Peter S. Conti is a Professor of Radiology and the Director of the PET Imaging Science Center at the University of Southern California, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Radiology and American College of Nuclear Physicians. He is a pioneer in the development of the clinical applications of PET and more recently PET-CT. He and one of his fellows, Dr. Daniel Cham, have published this PET-CT case-based book, which reveals how PET-CT can be applied in routine clinical scenarios. Leading authorities in the field examine a wealth of original PET-CT cases that showcase both common and uncommon cancers, and the latest PET-CT applications for neurological and cardiovascular disorders. Correlative three-dimensional cross-sectional PET and CT images highlight pathological findings. Each of the clinical applications is accompanied by a concise explanation of the patient history and interpretation of the PET-CT study. Insightful discussions and "pearls and pitfalls" are included to assist in a better understanding of pathology, diagnosis, and imaging approaches. Readers also find important coverage of pathophysiology and technical artifacts. This unique book is ideal for nuclear medicine practitioners, radiologists, and residents, as well as referring clinicians interested in learning more about how this new medical imaging technology can be applied in their patient populations.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The editors of this timely volume have got together a group of contributors and produced a highly educational resource for the practising radiologist. All types of cancer are covered, including excellent sections on the brain, gynaecological malignancies, oesophageal cancer, lung tumours etc. The production of the book is excellent with excellent layout and beautiful, high quality images throughout. The pearls and pitfalls sections in each case are particularly useful, as is the discussion. I have found reading this book an invaluable introduction to this new clinical tool. It should be required reading for all who are embarking on clinical practice in this area and also for others who are interested in its application in oncology. The textbook deserves to be a success and a standard introductory textbook in this field." (RAD Magazine, September, 2005)

"This book … is extremely timely, given the great success and rapid diffusion of PET-CT. … The authors, supported by numerous qualified co-workers, have used their considerable experience in the performance and interpretation of PET-CT … . The entire field of application, from the brain to gynaecological pathology, is considered clearly and comprehensively. … this book will be of value not only to beginners and/or residents but also to experts … ." (U. P. Guerra and L. Mansi, European Journal for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 33, 2006)

"This is an up to the minute text demonstrating state of the art dedicated PET-CT studies. … The book is extremely well presented. … There are 472 illustrations … . these figures are of an excellent standard and make this an enjoyable and valuable text. … The book is well indexed and easy to navigate. … The case study formula is well designed and makes this textbook a pleasurable book to ‘dip’ into … . this is a delightful book of PET-CT case studies." (Kevin Bradley, Neuroradiology, Vol. 47 (11), 2005)

"The book is organized in a ‘case-based’ format with the intention of providing clinical examples of state-of-the-art positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging for all diagnostic PET practitioners (in radiology, nuclear medicine, and oncology), from the novice to the experienced reader. … The book is well written and well organized. … All practitioners, from novices to experts, would benefit from the variety of cases presented." (Suzanne Mastin, Radiology, Vol. 243 (3), 2007)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • Normal Physiology and Variants: A Primer

    Pages 3-24

    Cham, Daniel K. (et al.)

  • Adrenal Cancer

    Pages 27-29

    Wassef, Heidi R.

  • Germ Cell Tumors: Choricocarcinoma and Testicular Cancer

    Pages 30-44

    Din, Anabella S. (et al.)

  • Brain

    Pages 45-58

    Gamie, Sherief (et al.)

  • Breast Cancer

    Pages 59-72

    Jadvar, Hossein

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-27044-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $279.00
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PET-CT
Book Subtitle
A Case Based Approach
Editors
  • Peter S. Conti
  • Daniel K. Cham
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-27044-9
DOI
10.1007/b138468
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1927-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 304
Number of Illustrations
365 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
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