Key Features

  • Helps familiarize you with the basics of PET imaging in nuclear medicine.
  • Covers the use of PET-CT with radiotherapy treatment planning, offering practical guidance in how different experts use this relatively new technology.
  • Highlights contrast using full-color images, clearly indicating target volumes and different radiation dosages.
  • Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of different techniques in contouring PET-CT target volumes for radiotherapy.
  • Features case illustrations in using PET-CT in radiotherapy treatment planning for different tumor sites.

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction

Chapter 1 PET-CT in Radiotherapy Treatment Planning, Arnold C. Paulino, MD

Section II: Principles of Imaging in Nuclear Medicine

Chapter 2 Principles of PET-CT Scanning, Stephen Chiang, MD

Section III: PET-CT Fusion and Target Delineation

Chapter 3 Image Registration and Fusion Techniques, Timothy Fox, PhD; Eric Elder, PhD; Ian Crocker, MD

Chapter 4 Biological Target Volume, Katherine Mah, MSc, FCCPM; Curtis B. Caldwell, PhD, MCCPM

Section IV: Clinical Applications

Chapter 5 Head and Neck, Arnold C. Paulino, MD; Bin S. Teh, MD; E. Brian Butler, MD

Chapter 6 Esophageal Cancer, Trevor Leong, MBBS, MD, FRANZCR

Chapter 7 Rectal and Anal Cancers, Cynthia Anderson, MD; Mary Koshy, MD; Jerome C. Landry, MD

Chapter 8 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD; Carlo Greco, MD

Chapter 9 Small Cell Lung Cancer, Nena Mirkovic, MD; Suneel Nagda, MD

Chapter 10 Gynecologic Cancer, Karen Godette, MD; Mariana Galli Guevara, MD; Sushil Beriwal, MD

Chapter 11 Genitourinary Cancer, Bin S. Teh, MD; Charles Bloch, PhD; Stephen Chiang, MD; Susan Richardson, PhD; E. Brian Butler, MD; Robert Amato, DO; Arnold C. Paulino, MD

Chapter 12 Lymphoma, Natia Esiashvili, MD; Cynthia Anderson, MD; Shannon T. Kahn, BS, MAC, MD; Raghuveer Halkar, MD

Chapter 13 Melanoma, Min Yao, MD, PhD; Yusuf Menda, MD; John E. Bayouth, PhD

Chapter 14 Pediatric Tumors, Arnold C. Paulino, MD; James G. Douglas, MD, MS

Chapter 15 Central Nervous System Tumors, James G. Douglas, MD, MS; Alexander M. Spence, MD

Section V: Economic Considerations

Chapter 16 Economic Considerations of PET Scanning Diagnosis, Staging, and Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning, Andre Konski, MD, MBA, MA, FACR



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About the author

Arnold Paulino

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, Division of Radiation Oncology, Houston, TX, USA