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PET/CT in Infection and Inflammation

  • Thomas Wagner
  • Sandip Basu


  • Covers a wide range of uses of PET/CT in infection and inflammation

  • Provides guidance tailored to meet the needs of clinicians in routine practice

  • Aids in making imaging requests with adequate clinical information and in interpreting the report


Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)

Also part of the PET/CT book sub series (PET/CT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tehmina Bharucha, Thomas Wagner, Deborah Pencharz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alfred Ankrah, Mike Sathekge
    Pages 15-27
  4. Ashwini Kalshetty, Pradeep Thapa, Sandip Basu
    Pages 29-41
  5. Pradeep Thapa, Ashwini Kalshetty, Sandip Basu
    Pages 43-54
  6. Alok Pawaskar, Sandip Basu
    Pages 55-63
  7. Ashik Amlani, Thomas Wagner
    Pages 65-70
  8. Deborah Pencharz
    Pages 71-78
  9. Alok Pawaskar, Sandip Basu
    Pages 79-90
  10. Thomas Wagner
    Pages 91-100
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 101-104

About this book


This pocket book provides clinicians with the necessary information to understand the role of FDG PET/CT in infection and inflammation. It will help both in making appropriate imaging requests with adequate clinical information and in interpreting the report. The coverage encompasses a wide range of topics, including the role of PET/CT in pyrexia of unknown origin, vasculitis, autoimmune diseases, prosthetic joint infections, osteomyelitis and diabetic foot, immunodeficiency disease, and vascular graft surgery. The book will be a very useful guide to a great test that can provide significant assistance in patient management. It is published within the Springer series Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging, in which leading professionals succinctly explain the importance of nuclear medicine in the diagnosis and management of oncological and non-oncological conditions.


PET/CT in Infection and Inflammation FDG PET/CT FDG PET/CT Tuberculosis Endocarditis Infected Prostheses Vasculitis Pyrexia of Unknown Origin Autoimmune Diseases Nuclear Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Wagner
    • 1
  • Sandip Basu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineRoyal Free London NHS Foundation TrustLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research CentreTata Memorial Centre AnnexeMumbaiIndia

About the editors

​Thomas Wagner is a consultant in nuclear medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He is the PET/CT lead and his main interests are use of PET/CT in lung cancer and hematological malignancies and the role of PET/CT in infection and inflammation.

Sandip Basu is consultant Physician and the Head, Nuclear Medicine Academic Programme of the Radiation Medicine Centre. He is actively involved in clinical patient services, research and post graduate training activities of the Centre. His special interests are Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT. He has authored over 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 25 text book chapters and serves as the Editorial Board member of multiple international journals including EJNMMI and NMC.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2012 in Medical Sciences, DAE Scientific and Technical Excellence Award 2007 & Group Achievement Award 2014 and Alavi-Mandell Award from the Education Research Foundation of Society of Nuclear Medicine, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title PET/CT in Infection and Inflammation
  • Editors Thomas Wagner
    Sandip Basu
  • Series Title Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-90411-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-90412-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 104
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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“The first highlight of this book, a trait common to other entries in the series and a unique selling point, is how international it is. … this is another great entry in a fantastic series that is more and more aimed at all healthcare professionals working in nuclear medicine and PETCT such as technologists and radiographers, nurses, physicists and other allied healthcare professionals, as well as the clinicians in the series title (both referring clinicians and specialists).” (André Nunes, RAD Magazine, July, 2019)