© 1995

The Clinical Applications of SPET

  • Peter H. Cox
  • M. Pillay

Part of the Developments in Nuclear Medicine book series (DNUM, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. M. Pillay
    Pages 33-49
  3. P. H. Cox
    Pages 51-78
  4. M. Pillay
    Pages 79-120
  5. F. Grünwald, C. Menzel, H. J. Biersack
    Pages 121-142
  6. D. H. W. Schönfeld
    Pages 157-183
  7. A. C. Perkins
    Pages 185-203
  8. P. J. Ryan, I. Fogelman
    Pages 205-240
  9. J. Buscombe, A. Hilson
    Pages 241-264
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book


In the past nuclear medicine has tended to develop in cycles governed by the development of new radiopharmaceuticals followed or preceded by advances in instrumentation. The development of alternative techniques, such as X-Ray Computer Tomography, NMR Imaging and Ultrasound have also had a stimulating effect and pointed the way to new developments. The development of Positron Emission Tomography, while in itself of limited application because of high costs involved, provided a great deal of information which led to the development of new organ or disease specific, single photon emitting radiopharmaceuticals together with tomographic Gamma cameras, whereby detailed information on the biodistribution of the reagents could be obtained with accurate spatial resolution presented in a form suitable for comparison with the other imaging modalities.
This technology, known as Single Photon Emission (Computer) Tomography (SPECT or SPET, as the mood takes you) is now an essential tool in nuclear medicine. The volume presents a basic guideline to the technology involved and discusses the application of the method to the investigation of various anatomical regions of the body. The book is an aide mémoire to the routine practitioner and a source of information for other medical specialists.


MR imaging NMR SPECT X-ray brain clinical application computer computer tomography dosimetry imaging nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) nuclear medicine positron emission tomography (PET) tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter H. Cox
    • 1
  • M. Pillay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineDr. Daniel den Hoed Cancer CentreAE RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Clinical Applications of SPET
  • Editors P.H. Cox
    M. Pillay
  • Series Title Developments in Nuclear Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3187-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4102-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0229-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
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`If one of the purposes of this book was to supply a great deal of accurate and useful information in a small volume, it was fully achieved. ... This book is a nice way to be introduced to SPET and its role in nuclear medicine today. We can recommend it to beginners in the field, to people who wish to learn about SPET, and to nuclear medicine people who wish to refresh their knowledge in a pleasant way.'
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 23:4 (1996)