Positron Emission Tomography

Clinical Practice

  • Peter E. Valk
  • Dominique Delbeke
  • Dale L. Bailey
  • David W. Townsend
  • Michael N. Maisey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David W. Townsend
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bernadette F. Cronin
    Pages 27-40
  4. Jocelyn E. C. Towson, Stefan Eberl
    Pages 41-62
  5. Terence Z. Wong, R. Edward Coleman
    Pages 79-87
  6. Pierre Rigo, Roland Hustinx, Thierry Bury
    Pages 89-106
  7. Val J. Lowe, Brendan C. Stack Jr., Trond V. Bogsrud
    Pages 107-124
  8. Guy H. M. Jerusalem, Roland Hustinx, Pierre Rigo
    Pages 125-145
  9. Christiaan Schiepers, Peter E. Valk
    Pages 147-164
  10. Farrokh Dehdashti, Barry A. Siegel
    Pages 165-180
  11. Dominique Delbeke, William H. Martin
    Pages 181-195
  12. Richard L. Wahl
    Pages 197-215
  13. George M. Segall, Susan M. Swetter
    Pages 233-242
  14. Paul D. Shreve
    Pages 243-251
  15. Michael J. O’Doherty, Michael A. Smith
    Pages 253-267
  16. Ronald C. Walker, Laurie B. Jones-Jackson, Erik Rasmussen, Marisa Miceli, Edgardo J. C. Angtuaco, Frits Van Rhee et al.
    Pages 283-302
  17. Gary J. R. Cook, Ignac Fogelman, Ora Israel
    Pages 317-335
  18. Hossein Jadvar, Leonard P. Connolly, Frederic H. Fahey, Barry L. Shulkin
    Pages 337-357
  19. Joseph G. Rajendran, Kenneth A. Krohn
    Pages 359-374
  20. Anthony F. Shields
    Pages 375-385
  21. Lale Kostakoglu, Peter E. Valk
    Pages 387-412
  22. Frank M. Bengel, Markus Schwaiger
    Pages 413-431
  23. Yen F. Tai, Paola Piccini
    Pages 453-461
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 463-475

About this book


This text is based on the second half of P.E. Valk et al’s 2003 bestseller Positron Emission Tomography: Basic Science and Clinical Practice and deals with only the clinical research and applications. Positron Emission Tomography: Clinical Practice consists of twenty-two fully revised and thoroughly updated chapters enhanced further by six entirely new chapters. The abundance of new material makes this book an essential volume for anyone training in, or practicing, Nuclear Medicine.

The first chapters of this book summarize the scientific aspects of PET and PET/CT including physics, instrumentation, radiation dosimetry and radiation protection. A chapter on normal variants in FDG PET imaging serves as an introduction to the clinical chapters. The clinical chapters cover a wide range of oncology applications and they have been updated to include the impact of FDG PET/CT imaging in oncology. Two chapters address imaging with tracers other than FDG, such as an hypoxic tracer. The book concludes with chapters on the use of PET and PET/CT in cardiology and neurology. A chapter on PET imaging of infectious processes is also included.

The applications in this book will be useful for residents and those training in medical imaging specialties, as well as imaging professionals in private or academic practice who need to become familiar with this technology and its applications. This book will also be essential reading for those whose specialties carry over to PET and PET/CT, such as oncologists, cardiologists, neurologists and surgeons.


Diagnostic Imaging Functional Imaging PET/CT Tumor computed tomography (CT) imaging positron emission tomography radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter E. Valk
    • 1
  • Dominique Delbeke
    • 2
  • Dale L. Bailey
    • 3
  • David W. Townsend
    • 4
  • Michael N. Maisey
    • 5
  1. 1.Northern California PET Imaging CenterSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Positron Emission Tomography, Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear MedicineRoyal North Shore HospitalSydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Cancer Imaging and Tracer Development ProgramThe University of Tennessee Medical CenterKnoxvilleUSA
  5. 5.Department of Radiological Sciences, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Clinical PET CentreGuy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital TrustLondonUK

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