Atlas and Anatomy of PET/CT

  • E. Edmund Kim
  • Hyung-Jun Im
  • Dong Soo Lee
  • Keon Wook Kang


PET-CT is a combined system of the positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scanner, which enables co-registered images from both devices. By PET-CT, functional imaging obtained by PET, which shows metabolic or biochemical activity in the body, can be correlated with the anatomic imaging obtained by a CT scanner. PET-CT has revolutionized medical diagnosis by adding the precision of anatomic localization to functional imaging. Many diagnostic imaging procedures in oncology (e.g., cancer staging, surgical planning, radiation therapy) and neurology (Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease) have been changed rapidly under the influence of PET-CT availability. In this chapter, oncologic PET/CT cases are mainly covered. The cases are presented in multiple slices with annotation of important structures. The first part of this chapter consists of fludeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT cases, and the second part consists of non-FDG PET/CT cases. In the non-FDG PET/CT portion, several neurologic application of PET/CT are included.


PET/CT, FDG Non-FDG Oncology Anatomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Edmund Kim
    • 1
  • Hyung-Jun Im
    • 2
  • Dong Soo Lee
    • 1
    • 3
  • Keon Wook Kang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiological SciencesSchool of Medicine, University of California at IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical SciencesSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Cancer Research InstituteSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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