Table of Contents

Principles, design, and operation of multi-slice CT.
PET imaging basics.
Design and operation of combined PET-CT scanners.
CT-based attenuation correction for PET.
Technical artifacts in PET-CT imaging.
Quantitation of PET data in clinical practice.
Patient preparation and management.
Radiation protection of technologists and ancillary personnel.
Application of CT contrast agents in PET-CT imaging.
Performance, interpretation, and reporting of PET-CT scans for body oncology imaging.
Pediatric management and preparation in PET-CT.
PET-CT in radiation treatment planning.
Probability and the principles of diagnostic certainty in medical imaging.
Principles of medical imaging in the diagnosis and staging of the cancer patient.
Principles of PET in cancer treatment for the assessment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy response and for radiotherapy treatment planning.
PET-CT imaging of lung cancer.
PET-CT of esophageal cancer.
PET-CT of head and neck cancers.
PET-CT of thyroid cancer.
PET-CT in breast cancer.
PET-CT in colorectal carcinoma.
PET-CT imaging of lymphoma.
PET-CT imaging in multiple myeloma, solitary plasmacytoma, and related plasma cell dyscrasias.
PET-CT of melanoma.
PET-CT of ovarian cancer.
PET-CT of cervical and uterine cancer.
PET-CT of testicular malignancies.
PET-CT in pediatric malignancies.
PET-CT of renal cell carcinoma.
PET-CT in soft tissue malignancies.
PET-CT of pancreatic cancer.
PET-CT of bone metastases. This book is specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing radiologists by offering a practical, unified approach to PET-CT. It details how to effectively apply PET-CT in patient management. Written by radiologists who fully appreciate and understand both PET and CT, the book details an integrated understanding of PET-CT as a combined modality. Clinical topics include PET-CT of thoracic malignancies, melanoma, and breast cancer. In addition, the book reinforces fundamental concepts, such as the role of imaging diagnosis in disease management.