Atlas of Clinical PET in Oncology: PET versus CT and MRI by H.-J. Biersack (auth.), Hans Bender MD, Holger Palmedo MD,

By H.-J. Biersack (auth.), Hans Bender MD, Holger Palmedo MD, Hans-J├╝rgen Biersack MD, Peter E. Valk MD (eds.)

Clinical stories in the past 10 years have proven that puppy is extra delicate than CT and MRI for the detection of many tumors. in lots of situations, even if, for instance in head and neck tumors, mix with radiological tactics is critical. it can be speculated that puppy will be the 1st examine in a malignant tumor whilst metastatic unfold is suspected. MRI and CT might then be constrained to these physique components which evince websites of elevated glucose metabolism. therefore, a mix of metabolic and morphologic techniques will increase tumor detection and alter the healing procedure. during this mild, an atlas together with puppy, CT, MRI, and histology facts turns out fascinating to mix metabolic and morphologic imaging. This e-book provides an summary of the to be had facts which might be of serious curiosity not just for experts in radiology and nuclear drugs, but additionally for oncologists.

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PET Results: Coronal (a), transverse (b) and sagittal (c) PET views show a small focus with an intense FDG accumulation in the upper oral cavity. The FDG PET was able to reveal bilateral cervical lymph node involvement (not shown). The sagittal (c) view shows diffuse tracer accumulation in the sternum, spine and the stomach. Histology: Squamous cell carcinoma; pT4 N3 Mo; G3. Cave! Chemotherapy can induce diffuse FDG accumulation in the bone marrow, which can either obscure bone metastases or be misinterpreted as diffuse bone metastases.

Patient and History: 76-year-old patient with a large pal- pable mass on the right upper neck and a suspicious lymph node in the supraclavicular region. Preoperative staging. Technique: Transmission-corrected scans with a slice thickness of 4 mm, image reconstruction by filtered back projection. PET Results: Series (1,11). The coronal (a) and transaxial (b) views show a focus in projection on the palpable mass and lymph node on the right neck (I, II a). In addition, PET revealed an unknown focus in the middle of the left neck and a focus in the apex of the right lung.

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