Sandro Misciagna

Belcolle Hospital

Doctor Sandro Misciagna, was born on March 15, 1969 in Italy. He received degree in medicine in 1995 and in neurology in 1999 at Catholic University in Rome. From 1993 to 1995 he attended research laboratory involving in cerebellar functions in mice. From 1994 to 2003 he attended Neuropsychological department of Catholic University in Rome involving in human cognitive and behavioural disorders writing various publications and book chapters. From 2001 to 2003 he was teacher of clinical neuropsychology, clinical neurology and cognitive rehabilitation mainly at Catholic University. In 2003 he took PhD in Neuroscience at Catholic University in Rome discussing behavioural and cognitive profile of patients with frontotemporal dementia. As clinician, he has worked in different neurological department of Italian hospitals, Alzheimer’s clinics, Neuropsychiatric clinics and Neurological rehabilitative departments. From November 2016 he works as clinical neurologist in neurological department of Belcolle hospital in Viterbo. A recent interest includes patients with epilepsy and epileptic seizure, neurophysiological study and pharmacological therapy.

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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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