Key Features

  • Emerging techniques such as PET/CT and SPECT/CT offer better diagnostic accuracy.
  • More than 1,000 full-color images help you solve your toughest diagnostic challenges.
  • Hundreds of case studies of normal and abnormal findings provided by two leading academic centers in nuclear medicine let you compare your findings with theirs.
  • Fusion imaging lets you provide the most appropriate treatment based on your findings.
  • Summaries and Key Points boxes for each case assist you in locating key content more easily.
  • The accompanying DVD-ROM, which contains many fully navigable PET/CT and SPECT/CT cases for viewing and analysis, with cross-modality image fusion offers exceptional visual guidance. This DVD-ROM uses RAPID Software provided by Hermes Medical Solutions, www.hermesmedical.com.

Table of Contents

1. PREFACE

2. TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PET/CT AND SPECT/CT

3. PET/CT OF THE BRAIN


3.1 Normal pattern
3.2 Benign abnormalities
3.2.1 Congenital encephalomalacia
3.2.2 Post-surgical changes
3.2.3 Radiation necrosis
3.3 Tumors
3.3.1 Primary brain tumor
3.3.2 Metastases
3.3.3 Residual tumor & post-surgical changes
3.3.4 Recurrent tumor & radiation necrosis
3.3.5 Pituitary adenoma & stroke
3.4 Neurological disorders
3.4.1 Epilepsy – classic interictal pattern
3.4.2 Epilepsy – interictal pattern & cerebellar diaschisis
3.4.3 Epilepsy – interictal & decreased cerebellar uptake
3.4.4 Alzheimer’s disease – diffuse pattern
3.4.5 Alzheimer’s disease – frontal predominance

4. PET/CT OF THE HEAD & NECK

4.1 Normal pattern
4.2 Physiologic, Artifacts & Pitfalls
4.2.1 Artifact - miss-registration due to patient movement
4.2.2 Physiologic – muscles uptake in tongue
4.2.3 Physiologic – unilateral muscle uptake, mastication
4.2.4 Physiologic - bilateral muscle uptake, mastication
4.2.5 Physiologic – unilateral muscle uptake, neck
4.2.6 Physiologic – unilateral muscle uptake, torticollis & metal artifact
4.2.7 Pitfall - vocal cord paralysis, left
4.2.8 Pitfall - vocal cord paralysis, right & supraclavicular node
4.2.9 Benign - brown fat, neck
4.2.10 Benign - brown fat, neck & shoulders
4.2.11 Benign - post-treatment changes, skin & subcutaneous tissue
4.2.12 Benign - post-treatment changes, reconstituted lymphoid tissue & muscles
4.2.13 Benign - post-surgical changes & missing salivary gland
4.2.14 Benign - post-treatment changes & FDG-negative salivary gland
4.2.15 Pitfall - post-surgical changes, missing orbit & ethmoid air cells
4.3 Inflammation & Infection
4.3.1 Inflammation, tracheostomy
4.3.2 Infection, acne
4.3.3 Infection, maxillary sinusitis, partial involvement
4.3.4 Infection, maxillary

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416033615
Electronic ISBN:
9781437712919

About the authors

Richard Wahl

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology and Director of Nuclear Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Ora Israel

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel