Clinical PET

  • Roland B. Bares
  • Giovanni Lucignani

Part of the Developments in Nuclear Medicine book series (DNUM, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. PET in Cardiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian A. Schneider, Eberhard Voth, Harald Schicha, Udo Sechtem
      Pages 3-12
    3. Jacques A. Melin, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Bernhard Gerber, Christian Michel, William Wijns, Anne Bol
      Pages 13-23
    4. Juergen vom Dahl
      Pages 25-34
  3. PET in Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Maike de Wit
      Pages 37-44
    3. Ludwig G. Strauss
      Pages 45-54
    4. Kazuo Kubota, Susumu Yamada, Masatoshi Ito, Kenji Yamada, Takehiko Fujiwara, Roko Kubota et al.
      Pages 55-66
    5. Ulrich Feine, Roland Lietzenmayer, Wolfgang Müller-Schauenburg
      Pages 75-83
  4. PET in Neurology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Cornelius Weiller
      Pages 87-91
    3. Bernard Sadzot, René M. C. Debets, Eric Salmon, Cornelius W. M. van Veelen, Guy Delfiore, Alexander C. van Huffelen et al.
      Pages 103-113
  5. Technical Requirements of a clinical PET-center

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Hartwig Newiger
      Pages 131-134
    3. Andy Holley
      Pages 135-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 139-142

About this book


During the past decade Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has turned from a highly sophisticated tool developed for basic research in neurology and cardiology into an advanced nuclear medicine imaging technique ready for routine use. Along with remarkable technical improvements, an overwhelming number of PET studies has been published covering not only scientific but also relevant clinical problems. Due to this rapid development, comprehensive information about the current status of 'clinical' PET is lacking.
In this book the applications of PET in neurology, cardiology and oncology are discussed in separate sections. In each section, following an introduction reviewing the present clinical demands, special diagnostic problems and their possible solution by PET are addressed. Results of conventional scintigraphic techniques are also mentioned, and compared with PET. In the last section, technical aspects (e.g. instrumentation, software) are presented, including statements of representatives of leading manufacturers in the field.
Clinical PET provides a critical overview of relevant applications of PET for all those who are starting to run a PET facility or are planning to do so. The book is also dedicated to interested clinicians who are willing to utilize the diagnostic potential of PET.


Tumor brain cardiology imaging neurology nuclear medicine oncology positron emission tomography (PET) tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland B. Bares
    • 1
  • Giovanni Lucignani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineEberhard-Karls-UniversityTuebingenGermany
  2. 2.INB-CNR, Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Milan, Scientific Institute H.S.Raffaele, MilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6624-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0309-8
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