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