Practical FDG Imaging
2002. Approx. 440 pp. 320 figs., 24 in color. Hardcover
PRACTICAL FDG IMAGING provides the reader with a reference source of cases with FDG images obtained both on dedicated PET tomographs and hybrid scintillation cameras. The cases are presented in thorough depth so that they are of value to both specialists and residents in training who need to learn the indications and interpretations of FDG images and the advantages and limitations of hybrid scintillation cameras compared to dedicated PET tomographs. This book is ideal for nuclear and radiology medicine residents, as well as those practitioners who need to become familiar with this technology. The first part of the book concentrates on the technical aspects of FDG imaging. Part two is devoted to the clinical applications in the fields of neurology, cardiology and oncology.
Contents: 1. History of Instrument Development.- 2. Physics of Positron Imaging.- 3. FDG Production and Distribution.- 4. Clinical Applications for the Central Nervous System.- 5. Cardiac Applications for FDG Imaging with PET and SPECT.- 6. Clinical Applications in Oncology: 6.1. Normal Distribution of FDG. 6.2. Head and Neck Carcinoma. 6.3. Lung Carcinoma. 6.4. Breast Carcinoma. 6.5. Colorectal Carcinoma. 6.6. Other Gastrointestinal Tumors. 6.7. Genitourinary Tumors. 6.8. Lymphoma and Hodgkin's Disease. 6.9. Melanoma. 6.10. Miscellaneous.