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A Case-Based Approach to PET/CT in Oncology describes the role of PET/CT in the diagnosis, staging and monitoring of treatment response in today's practice of oncology. It provides a detailed analysis of over 100 cases occurring in daily clinical practice, emphasizing the central role that PET imaging plays in the care of cancer patients. The text is organized into two sections; Part I guides the reader through general introductory concepts, including basic science, while Part II covers in-depth oncologic applications. Each case is illustrated throughout with full color images and explains the key management issues and the advantages and limitations of the modality. Written by a team of renowned international experts, A Case-Based Approach to PET/CT in Oncology is an invaluable resource for all imaging practitioners, oncologists and nuclear medicine specialists. CONTENTS Foreword S. James Adelstein - Preface Victor H. Gerbaudo - Part I. General Concepts of PET and PET/CT Imaging: 1. PET and PET/CT physics, instrumentation and artifacts Steve Moore and Mi-Ae Park - 2. PET probes Anthony Belanger and Timothy DeGrado - 3. PET/CT information systems Jon Hainer - 4. Functional anatomy of the FDG image Scott Britz-Cunningham and Victor H. Gerbaudo - Part II. Oncologic Applications: 5. Brain Wei Chen and Laura Horky - 6. Head and neck and thyroid Heiko Schoder - 7. Lung and pleura Victor H. Gerbaudo - 8. Esophagus Victor H. Gerbaudo - 9. Gastrointestinal tract Christiann Schiepers - 10. Pancreas and liver Aaron Jessop and Dominique Delbeke - 11. Breast Muhammad Ali Chaudhry and Richard Wahl - 12. Cervix, uterus and ovary Scott Britz-Cunningham - 13. Lymphoma Lale Kostakoglu - 14. Melanoma Kent P. Friedman and Stephan Probst - 15. Bone Einat Even-Sapir and Ora Israel - 16. Pediatric oncology Laura Drubach, Frederick D. Grant and Ted Treves - 17. Malignancy of unknown origin Hubert Chuang and Homer Macapinlac - 18. Sarcoma Katherine Zykotynski, Dana Farber and Chun K. Kim - 19. Methodological aspects of response evaluation with PET Otto Hoekstra - 20. PET/CT-Guided interventional procedures in oncologic diagnosis Servet Tatli, Victor H. Gerbaudo and Stuart Silverman - Index.