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PET CT in Melanoma

Author : Michael S. Hofman
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This pocket book provides up-to-date guidance on the use of PET/CT in patients with melanoma, which is of rapidly growing importance due to the emergence of immunotherapy. The role of PET/CT in diagnostic workup, staging, treatment selection, prognostication, and follow-up is clearly explained. Imaging features are described and illustrated with the aid of a series of teaching cases, and attention is drawn to normal variants, artifacts, and pitfalls. Readers will also find explanation of the relation of the clinical and pathological background to imaging and the value of PET/CT compared with conventional radiological imaging. The book is published within the Springer series Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging (compiled under the auspices of the British Nuclear Medicine Society) and will be an excellent asset for referring clinicians, nuclear medicine/radiology physicians, radiographers/technologists, and nurses who routinely work in nuclear medicine and participate in multidisciplinary meetings.

PET CT and PET MR in Melanoma and Sarcoma

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This is a comprehensive guide for patient preparation, image acquisition, and image interpretation for PET/CT and PET/MR, specifically relevant to melanoma and sarcoma. Imaging specialists and referring physicians are often not as intimately aware of the particulars of PET imaging in management of patients with melanoma and sarcoma and how it could affect their treatment. This book fills that gap by presenting comprehensive information on melanoma, sarcoma, and the role of PET imaging in their diagnosis and management. The book begins by covering the basics of imaging for practicing physicians and trainees. Expert authors then further cover the biological concepts of melanoma and sarcoma and how they relate to imaging, particularly PET, the oncologist’s perspective, and the surgeon’s perspective on imaging for both the imaging specialist and the referring physician. Chapters review topics such as: PET/CT and PET/MR images in melanoma and sarcoma from a systemic approach, false-positives, false-negatives, pitfalls, and molecular imaging beyond PET. Images are used extensively throughout to enhance understanding for the reader. This is an ideal guide for radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, oncologists, surgeons, trainees and technologists.

Hybrid PET CT and SPECT CT Imaging

Author : Dominique Delbeke
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This practical guide is a reference source of cases for images obtained on state-of-the-art integrated PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging systems. It covers the full spectrum of clinical applications, including head and neck tumors, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and genitourinary tumors. In addition a wealth of illustrations reinforce the key teaching points discussed throughout the book.

PET CT in Clinical Practice

Author : T. B. Lynch
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Emphasizing practical technique over underlying physics, this book discusses the use of PET/CT imaging in lung, lymphoma, esophageal, colorectal, head/neck and melanoma, and tumors of the reproductive system. Each chapter offers a summary of the appropriate staging system, and a full chapter is devoted to the range of normal PET/CT appearances. Focusing primarily on FDG-PET/CT, the text includes a review of future application of other positron emitters, and a beginners guide to the physics of PET/CT. Concise, relevant and illustrated with many detailed PET/CT images, it is essential reading for consultants and medical students in radiology, nuclear medicine and oncology.

PET and PET CT in Oncology

Author : Peter Oehr
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PET and PET-CT in Oncology describes the principles of positron emission tomography and is a useful resource for incorporating the technique in clinical practice. In a clear and straightforward fashion, the book offers instructive information and overviews of the basic principles of PET and PET-CT as well as the routine clinical PET scanning procedures for all important oncological indications. It is designed to serve as a reference work for specialists in nuclear medicine and radiology (including therapy planning) and for oncologists. It also provides student and physicians in other medical specialities with a general introduction to the effective integration of this modern technique into routine clinical diagnostics. Above all, this volume illustrates the importance of PET and PET-CT in comparison with other imaging techniques.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

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Author : Eugene C. Lin
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Praise for this book:Sure to be a hit -- just like the first edition...All the chapters are well written and the accuracy of information is impressive...[we] cannot recommend the book strongly enough.--RAD MagazineReturning in a second edition, this practical book presents oncological and nononcological applications for PET and PET/CT for the full range of scenarios frequently encountered in the professional setting. Placing special emphasis on PET/CT correlation and FDG oncological imaging, it opens with a thorough introduction to fundamental science and clinical basics. Each chapter in the Oncological Applications section of the book describes the role of PET and PET/CT in the management of specific diseases, providing succinct descriptions of indications and comparisons with other imaging modalities. Highlights: New chapters covering PET/CT for pediatric patients; the use of FDG PET in the evaluation of infection and inflammation; and the role of PET and PET/CT in radiation therapy planning; and FDG biology More than 500 high-quality images, including state-of-the-art color PET/CT images Pearls and pitfalls that emphasize critical concepts Discussion of normal variations and benign findings Thorough review of the current literature on PET/CT This compact book provides readers with the tools to sharpen their assessment and decision-making skills. Organized efficiently to enable rapid reference to key concepts, this concise text is ideal for residents and practitioners in radiology, nuclear medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine technology.

PET CT in Cancer An Interdisciplinary Approach to Individualized Imaging

Author : Mohsen Beheshti
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Edited, authored, and reviewed by an expert team of oncologists and nuclear physicians/radiologists, this one-of-a-kind title helps you make the most of the critical role PET/CT plays in cancer staging and therapeutic responses to individualized treatments. Drs. Mohsen Beheshti, Werner Langsteger, and Alireza Rezaee place an emphasis on cutting-edge research and evidence-based practice, ensuring that you’re up to date with every aspect of this fast-changing field. For each tumor entity, you’ll find authoritative discussions of background, pathology, common pattern of spread, TNM classification, clinical guidelines, discussion, evidence-based recommendations, key points, and pitfalls. Contains 130 teaching cases with high-quality PET/CT images. Presents clear, practical guidance from multiple experts across subspecialties: nuclear medicine, oncology, oncologic surgery, radiation oncology, and clinical research. Includes separate, comprehensive chapters on head and neck, lung, breast, esophageal/gastric, pancreas/neuroendocrine, colorectal, hepatobiliary, lymphoma, gynecologic, prostate, melanoma, and brain cancers. Features short reviews of clinical aspects of different cancers, primary diagnostic procedures, and recommendations regarding PET/CT from ESMO and NCCN. Helps to reveal positive outcomes or potential deficits or weaknesses in an individual plan of care, allowing for better outcomes in patient care, future cancer research, and application of radiotracers beyond 18F-FDG.


Author : Ronald B. Workman
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This pocket guide provides concise discussion on the effective use of PET and PET/CT in patient management for a wide range of clinical conditions. Introductory chapters cover the fundamentals: basic science, patient preparation, and logistical considerations. The body of the guide examines the role of PET in the management of malignancies such as lymphoma, melanoma, and colorectal cancer. Additional chapters discuss use of PET for pancreatic, ovarian, and cervical cancers, sarcoma, and seminoma, and outlines cardiologic and neurologic applications. The final chapter considers the appropriateness, timing, and limitations of PET in common clinical case scenarios. Select images supplement the text.

Does the Addition of PET CT to the Routine Investigation and Assessment of Patients with Melanoma Yield Clinical and Economic Benefits

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Atlas of PET CT

Author : Stefano Fanti
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This user-friendly atlas, featuring about 500 images, should be a quick guide to interpreting PET/CT images with FDG in oncology. It also illustrates how to recognize normal, para-physiological, and benign pathological uptakes in a case-based practical manner. The text, which includes most relevant technical and pathophysiological premises, covers the main clinical applications and clearly articulates learning points and pitfalls. This atlas aims to become a standard text for nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists, residents and technicians whose work involves PET/CT imaging. This book is also suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


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Author : Eugene Lin
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This text provides insights into current trends and controversial issues regarding state-of-the-art techniques in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, and ...

Controversies in the Treatment of Skin Neoplasias

Author : Maria Sternemann
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Based on the 8th International Symposium on Special Aspects of Radiotherapy held in Berlin in 2004, this volume discusses current controversial topics in the management of skin neoplasias with special emphasis on radiotherapeutic and dermatologic strategies. Following an interdisciplinary approach, it presents the latest diagnostic and therapeutic developments for cutaneous lymphoma, basal and squamous cell carcinomas, and malignant melanoma. Two further chapters focus on more uncommon tumors such as Kaposi's sarcoma and Merkel cell carcinoma. A detailed overview of skin reactions to radiotherapy is given, and new trends in staging procedures are discussed . In summary, this book will not only be a valuable update for dermatologists and radiation oncologists, but will also provide useful insights for anyone involved in the care of patients with skin neoplasias.

Nuclear Medicine and PET CT

Author : Paul E. Christian
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For more than two decades, this text has succinctly presented the procedures and technologies related to an ever-changing specialty. This 6th edition continues that tradition by providing a general update of all chapters, a new chapter on CT physics and instrumentation, and a revised focus to the increasingly important PET/CT systems. All aspects of nuclear medicine are explored, with a focus on pertinent anatomy and physiology and a discussion of each procedure in relation to the specific use of radiopharmaceuticals and instruments required. Foundation chapters cover basic math, statistics, physics instrumentation, computers, lab science, radiochemistry and pharmacology, allowing the user to understand how and why procedures are performed. High-profile editors and contributors come from a variety of educational and clinical settings, making this an authoritative and comprehensive resource. In-depth procedure discussions provide practical information relevant to clinical practice. Accessible writing style and approach to basic science subjects makes topics understandable, progressing from fundamentals to more complex concepts. A glossary provides definitions of specialized terminology and all important concepts. The focus changes from PET to combined PET/CT, with two chapters covering this topic in detail. New CT Physics and Instrumentation chapter provides the fundamentals of PET/CT studies. Significantly rewritten chapters include Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine, Skeletal System, and Inflammatory/Tumor Imaging and Therapy. Color insert is expanded to 8 pages to include clear, full-color PET/CT scans. 40 practice problems are included in the chapter on math and statistics, twice as many as before, with answers in the back of the book. Reader-friendly features include key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives. Suggested readings are also included throughout the book. A reference table of radionuclides used in nuclear medicine and PET is added to the appendix.

Clinical PET CT in Radiology

Author : Paul Shreve
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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.

Dermatologic Nursing

Author : Heather Jones
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Dermatology nurses provide education and comprehensive, state-of-the-art care and treatment for patients with all aspects of wounds and skin diseases. This issue of Nursing Clinics focuses on the following topics: preoperative care of the surgical patient; how not to over-repair a roof: the use of biologics in psoriasis; infusion process and concerns in the dermatologic setting; nurse-administered laser procedures; atopic dermatitis; cutaneous t-cell lymphoma; wound healing and angiogenesis; psoriasis; phototherapy; and aging skin.

The Melanoma Book

Author : Howard L. Kaufman
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Citing high rates of cures that can be achieved with early detection, a whole-life plan informs readers on how to best enable melanoma skin cancer's immediate detection and select the most compatible and effective treatment options. Original.

Methods for Automated Analysis of Small animal PET Images

Author : Chin-Lung Yu
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Clinical Applications of Pathophysiology

Author : Valentina L. Brashers
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This practice-focused review guide and workbook covers 27 of the most commonly encountered health problems to outline the connections between pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and management, with an emphasis on the clinical use of pathophysiologic concepts. Each chapter includes case studies to illustrate the application of pathophysiology principles to clinical situations with questions relating to patient history, physical examination findings, lab and diagnostic studies, therapies, and follow-up care. Each question is designed to promote clinical reasoning and a deeper understanding through application of the concepts presented. Information on differential diagnosis is included. Consistent presentation of each disease includes definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, patient presentation (history, symptoms, and examination), differential diagnosis, keys to assessment, and keys to management. Algorithms are used to illustrate the sequential action of disease processes. Unique! Clinical link diagrams for each disorder clearly illustrate how pathophysiologic concepts play a role in patient care. Unique! Critical thinking questions in a fill-in-the-blank format in included for every case study to promote continual clinical reasoning based on the available data. Case studies give students the history, physical examination, lab and diagnostic test results, and course of treatment for a hypothetical patient. Up-to-date bibliographies provide reading lists of the most important and current research published on each disease. Perforated pages allow students to fill out the answer spaces in the case studies and turn them in to their instructors for evaluation. Suggested answers with rationales to case study questions are available to instructors who require the book, to facilitate the use of the cases as class assignments. Table of laboratory test values for quick reference.