© 2006

Positron Emission Tomography

Clinical Practice

  • Peter E. Valk
  • Dominique Delbeke
  • Dale L. Bailey
  • David W. Townsend
  • Michael N. Maisey
  • Comprehensive clinical book derived from the undisputed leader in PET reference works, to cover entire gamut of PET in clinical medicine, written by international leaders in PET and PET/CT

  • Includes supplementary material:


Table of contents

  1. Gary J. R. Cook, Ignac Fogelman, Ora Israel
    Pages 317-335
  2. Hossein Jadvar, Leonard P. Connolly, Frederic H. Fahey, Barry L. Shulkin
    Pages 337-357
  3. Joseph G. Rajendran, Kenneth A. Krohn
    Pages 359-374
  4. Anthony F. Shields
    Pages 375-385
  5. Lale Kostakoglu, Peter E. Valk
    Pages 387-412
  6. Frank M. Bengel, Markus Schwaiger
    Pages 413-431
  7. Yen F. Tai, Paola Piccini
    Pages 453-461
  8. 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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Positron Emission Tomography
  • Book Subtitle Clinical Practice
  • Editors Peter E. Valk
    Dominique Delbeke
    Dale L. Bailey
    David W. Townsend
    Michael N. Maisey
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-85233-971-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-84996-981-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84628-187-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 475
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
    Imaging / Radiology
    Particle and Nuclear Physics
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Nuclear Medicine