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Atlas of PET/MR Imaging in Oncology

  • Osman Ratib
  • Markus Schwaiger
  • Thomas Beyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Clinical and Technical Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. O. Ratib, M. Schwaiger
      Pages 3-5
    3. T. Beyer, O. Mawlawi, H. H. Quick
      Pages 7-28
  3. PET/MR Atlas of Clinical Cases in Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. O. Rager, M. Becker, A. J. Beer
      Pages 43-60
    3. L. Allainmat, A. Baskin, T. De Perrot, M. Eiber, M. Souvatzoglou, J.-P. Vallée
      Pages 61-90
    4. C. Tabouret-Viaud, A. Baskin, A. J. Beer, M. Eiber, C. Gerngross, P. Loubeyre
      Pages 91-118
    5. C. Tabouret-Viaud, A. Baskin, P. Loubeyre
      Pages 119-126
    6. V. Garibotto, A. Baskin, M. Essler, S. Foerster, A. Drzezga, S. Haller et al.
      Pages 127-148
    7. M. Eiber, L. Merlini, O. Ratib, K. Scheidhauer, M. Souvatzoglou, C. Tabouret-Viaud et al.
      Pages 149-168
    8. M. Eiber, A. Baskin, M. Essler, K. Holzapfel, O. Ratib, K. Scheidbauer et al.
      Pages 169-196
    9. M. Eiber, F. Gärtner, K. Scheidhauer, M. Souvatzoglou
      Pages 197-210
    10. A. J. Beer, O. Ratib, I. Dregely, M. Eiber, M. Essler, S. Foerster et al.
      Pages 211-232

About this book


This new project on PET/MR imaging in oncology includes digital interactive software matching the cases in the book. The interactive version of the atlas is based on the latest web standard, HTML5, ensuring compatibility with any computer operating system as well as a dedicated version for Apple iPad and iPhone.

The book opens with an introduction to the principles of hybrid imaging that pays particular attention to PET/MR imaging and standard PET/MR acquisition protocols. A wide range of illustrated clinical case reports are then presented. Each case study includes a short clinical history, findings, and teaching points, followed by illustrations, legends, and comments.

The multimedia version of the book includes dynamic movies that allow the reader to browse through series of rotating 3D images (MIP or volume rendered), display blending between PET and MR, and dynamic visualization of 3D image volumes. The movies can be played either continuously or sequentially for better exploration of sets of images.

The editors of this state-of-the-art publication are key opinion leaders in the field of multimodality imaging. Professor Osman Ratib (Geneva) and Professor Markus Schwaiger (Munich) were the first in Europe to initiate the clinical adoption of PET/MR imaging. Professor Thomas Beyer (Zurich) is an internationally renowned pioneering physicist in the field of hybrid imaging. Individual clinical cases presented in this book are co-authored by leading international radiologists and nuclear physicians experts in the use of PET and MRI.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Osman Ratib
    • 1
  • Markus Schwaiger
    • 2
  • Thomas Beyer
    • 3
  1. 1., Nuclear Medicine DivisionUniversity Hospital of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Klinikum rechts der Isar, Nuklearmedizinische Klinik u. PoliklinikTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  3. 3.General Hospital Vienna, Center for Medical PhysicsMedical University ViennaViennaAustria

About the editors

Osman Ratib is a Professor in Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medical Imaging and Head of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva. Dr. Ratib is board certified in Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine who obtained his medical degrees at the University of Geneva and a Ph.D. in Medical Imaging from University of California Los Angeles in 1989. He was appointed as Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology at UCLA from 1998 to 2005 when he returned to Geneva to be appointed as chair of the department of medical imaging and head of the division of Nuclear medicine. In his current position he is responsible of six clinical divisions including radiology, neuroradiology, radio-oncology, nuclear medicine and medical informatics as well as a cyclotron and pre-clinical imaging unit. He has pioneered several innovative projects including advanced cardiovascular PET/CT program and the first whole-body PET/MRI unit in Europe. He is also founding member and president of the OsiriX foundation, a non-profit organization for the promotion of Open-Source software in medicine.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of PET/MR Imaging in Oncology
  • Editors Osman Ratib
    Markus Schwaiger
    Thomas Beyer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-31291-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50995-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-31292-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 101 b/w illustrations, 250 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Nuclear Medicine
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Industry Sectors
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From the book reviews:

“Atlas of PET/MR Imaging in Oncology … highlights the potential applications of whole-body hybrid PET/MR imaging in oncology. … The images are of good quality, and the references are updated. … This is the first book on PET/MR imaging in oncology. I highly recommend it to trainees and practitioners in the fields of nuclear medicine and radiology, as well as oncology.” (E. Edmund Kim, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 55, 2014)