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Positron Emission Tomography

Recent Developments in Instrumentation, Research and Clinical Oncological Practice

Edited by Sandro Misciagna

Ospedale di Belcolle

Positron Emission Tomography is a nuclear medicine technique first used to study the brain. Several decades ago, PET scanners design and performance have improved considerably: number of detectors has increased from 20 to 20,0000, axial field of view from 2 to 20 cm, spatial resolution has improved from 25 to 5 mm, sensitivity has increased of about 1000 fold. At the same time, clinical applications have grown dramatically. In the first section of this book the authors review some of developments in PET instrumentation, with emphasis on data acquisition, processing and image formation. In the second section authors expose examples of applications in human research. In the last section authors describe applications in assessment and prediction of oncological treatment response.

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Positron Emission TomographyRecent Developments in Instrumentation, Research and Clinical Oncological PracticeEdited by Sandro Misciagna

Published: December 18th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/57537

ISBN: 978-953-51-1213-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7188-1

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

22314 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Implementation of TOF-PET Systems on Advanced Reconfigurable Logic Devices

By J. Torres, R. García, A. Aguilar, J. Soret, J. Martos, A.J. González, F. Sánchez, J.M. Benlloch and M.J. Rodríguez


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2. Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography Data Acquisition and Image Management

By Todd Faasse


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3. Basic PET Data Analysis Techniques

By Karmen K. Yoder


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4. Functional Imaging Studies of Human Cognition Using Positron Emission Tomography

By Sandro Misciagna


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5. How to Study Smoking and Drinking with PET

By Evan D. Morris, Molly V. Lucas and Kelly P. Cosgrove


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6. PET Imaging of the Serotoninergic 5-HT1A System

By Amélie Lothe, Sandrine Bouvard and Philippe Ryvlin


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7. Pathological Gambling: PET Studies

By Daniela Santoro and Stefano Pallanti


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8. PET – Assessment of Oncologic Treatment Response

By Inga S. Grills and Victor S. Mangona


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9. PET-CT in Anal Cancer: Indications and Limits

By Massimiliano Mistrangelo and Adriana Lesca


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10. Early Prediction of Tumor Response: A Future Strategy for Optimizing Cancer Treatment

By Shigeto Ueda and Toshiaki Saeki


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