Atlas of PET/CT Imaging in Oncology by J. Czernin MD, M. Dahlbom MD, O. Ratib MD, PhD, FAHA, C.

By J. Czernin MD, M. Dahlbom MD, O. Ratib MD, PhD, FAHA, C. Schiepers MD, PhD (auth.)

The Atlas of PET/CT Imaging in Oncology serves an instructional function and is designed to coach radiologists and nuclear medication experts approximately very important points of molecular imaging and nuclear medication experts in regards to the advantages of anatomic imaging. It includes a quick didactic element and an in depth choice of fascinating and tough case examples. a distinct function of the atlas is an interactive CD-ROM that offers the unique puppy and CT photos of every case in chosen planes allowing the clients to manually alter the mixing depth of every modality in a fused picture. furthermore, clients can exhibit the scientific historical past, imaging suggestions and diagnostic findings of every case in addition to the corresponding particular educating point.

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Image Review Review uncorrected PET in case of artifacts . Table 3. General and specific imaging protocol considerations for each acquisition step of combined PETteT. The general aspects should be followed irrespective of the clinical scenario (TABLE 2), while specific considerations apply to the more complex acquisition procedures only. 29 In addition , patients are asked about allergies towards iodine-based CT contrast agents, should these be administered during the cour se of a PETtCT study.

12 . Townsend DW, Beyer T, Blodgett T M. PETtCT sca nners: a hardware approac h to image fusio n. Sem in Nucl Med . 2003;33(3 ): 193-204 . 13 . Bar-Shalom R, Yefremov N, Guraln ik L, Gaitini D, Frenkel A, Kuten A, Altman H, Keidar Z , Israel O. C linical perform ance of PETtCT in evaluation of cancer : addi tional value for diagnostic imag ing and patient management. J Nucl Med . 2003 ;44(8 ): 1200- 1209. 14. Townsend DW, Beyer T. A combi ned PETtCT scanner: the path to true image fusion. Br J Rad iol.

This is particularly relevant in oncology where a community of physician s involved in patient management needs to visually assess subtle differences in localization, size , structure and topological distribution of pathological lesions in every region of the body. Thus , one message to the PET/CT manufacturers is to draw their attention to the fact that improving image communication and navigation tools will further enhance the adoption of PET/CT imaging in clinical routine . Optimal utilization of PET/CT requires a multi-disciplinary appro ach that includes close interaction and collaboration between different disciplines and subspecialists.

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