© 2013

Clinical PET and PET/CT

Principles and Applications

  • E. Edmund Kim
  • Myung-Chul Lee
  • Tomio Inoue
  • Wai-Hoi Wong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hossain Baghaei, Wai-Hoi Gary Wong, Hongdi Li
      Pages 3-27
    3. Carlos González Lepera, Wai-Hoi Wong
      Pages 29-39
    4. Osama Mawlawi, Richard Wendt III, Wai-Hoi Gary Wong
      Pages 41-57
    5. David J. Yang, Tomio Inoue, E. Edmund Kim
      Pages 59-77
    6. David J. Yang, I. Hong Shih, E. Edmund Kim
      Pages 79-84
    7. E. Edmund Kim, Franklin C. L. Wong
      Pages 85-88
    8. E. Edmund Kim, Franklin C. L. Wong
      Pages 89-97
    9. Ho-Young Lee, Myung-Chul Lee, E. Edmund Kim
      Pages 99-105
    10. Masashi Kawaguchi, Ukihide Tateishi, Tomio Inoue, E. Edmund Kim
      Pages 107-119
    11. Eunkyung Angela Park
      Pages 121-127
    12. Seok-Ki Kim, Keon W. Kang, Myung-Chul Lee
      Pages 129-135
  3. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Dong Soo Lee, So Won Oh, Myung-Chul Lee
      Pages 139-150
    3. Sang Eun Kim, Jong Jin Lee, Yoo Sung Song
      Pages 151-173
    4. Hidehiko Okazawa, Yu-Kyeong Kim
      Pages 175-185
    5. Franklin C. L. Wong, Xiaoyi Duan, E. Edmund Kim
      Pages 187-198
    6. Franklin C. L. Wong, Xiaoyi Duan, E. Edmund Kim
      Pages 199-213
    7. E. Edmund Kim, Franklin C. L. Wong
      Pages 215-226

About this book


Clinical PET and PET/CT, 2nd Edition presents a valuable overview of the basic principles and clinical applications of PET and PET/CT. Emphasis is placed on the familiarization of normal distribution, artifacts, and common imaging agents such as FDG in conjunction with CT, MRI, and US to establish the clinical effectiveness of PET and PET/CT. Practical information about updated PET and PET/CT scanners, imaging processing, correlation, and quantification of PET and PET/CT measurements is also presented. This book is divided into two sections, the first half dealing with the basic principles of PET and PET/CT for instrumentation, fusion, radiopharmaceuticals, radiosynthesis, safety, and cost analysis. The second part of this volume presents chapters on the clinical techniques and applications of PET and PET/CT for common oncologic, cardiologic, and neurologic diseases. Numerous full color images provide comprehensive coverage on essential clinical PET and PET/CT studies.


Cancer Computed Tomography FDG Imaging Nuclear Medicine PET-CT Positron Emission Tomography Radiopharmaceuticals

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Edmund Kim
    • 1
  • Myung-Chul Lee
    • 2
  • Tomio Inoue
    • 3
  • Wai-Hoi Wong
    • 4
  1. 1.and Diagnostic Radiology, The University of TexasDepartments of Nuclear MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Gachon University School of MedicineDepartment of Nuclear MedicineNamdong-Gu, IncheonKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  3. 3.Yokohama City University, Graduate School of MedicineDepartment of RadiologyYokohama, KanagawaJapan
  4. 4.The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer CenterDept. of Experimental Diagnostic ImagingHoustonUSA

About the editors

E. Edmund Kim, MD, is Professor of Nuclear Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Myung Chul-Lee, MD, is Professor of Nuclear Medicine at Gachon University School of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea.

Tomio Inoue, MD, is Professor of Radiology at Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.

Wai-Hoi Wong, PhD, is Director of PET Instrumentation Development Lab Group at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical PET and PET/CT
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Applications
  • Editors E. Edmund Kim
    Myung-Chul Lee
    Tomio Inoue
    Wai-Hoi Wong
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-0801-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3841-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-0802-5
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIX, 398
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Nuclear Medicine
    Diagnostic Radiology
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From the reviews of the second edition:

“The main objective is to provide a valuable reference for clinicians and trainees in the use of PET and PET/CT in clinical practice. The book achieves its goals. It is written for practitioners in nuclear medicine, radiology, oncology, cardiology, and neurology. It also is intended as a reference for trainees in these fields, especially nuclear medicine and radiology. … Overall, this is a good reference on the subject and is a high quality book.” (Bennett S. Greenspan, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)