Pediatric PET Imaging

Hardcover | April 19, 2006

EditorMartin Charron

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The technique for successfully completing a PET procedure is complex and involves a knowledge of physics, pharmacy, anatomy, physiology, and the disease process; applying PET scanning to children is even more challenging and technically demanding. One cannot simply adopt the approach used for adults but instead must receive specialized training in order to master pediatric PET procedures. This one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary book is one of the first practical guides to imaging children with PET.The text opens with a section that focuses on practical and technical issues of pediatric PET imaging, including radiation dose and sedation. Principles of operation, instrumentation, and nuclear medicine regulations are also discussed. Subsequent sections cover the clinical applications of PET in pediatrics. With contributions from leading international authorities in the field, each chapter is heavily illustrated and provides the reader with extensive coverage of the essentials of clinical PET studies in oncology and neurology, which standout as key areas for PET imaging in pediatrics.

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The technique for successfully completing a PET procedure is complex and involves a knowledge of physics, pharmacy, anatomy, physiology, and the disease process; applying PET scanning to children is even more challenging and technically demanding. One cannot simply adopt the approach used for adults but instead must receive specialized...

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This interdisciplinary book is one of the first practical guides to imaging children with PET. Heavily illustrated, the book provides the reader with key information on technical and clinical issues specific to pediatric PET imaging. Special considerations regarding radiation dosage and sedation, principles of operation, instrumentatio...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:April 19, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387288368

ISBN - 13:9780387288369

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Basic sciences and practical issues1 The Nuclear Imaging Technologist and the Pediatric Patient2 Common Sedation Issues in Children3 The Biological Effects of Low-level Radiation4 Dosage of Radiopharmaceuticals and Internal Dosimetry5 Pediatric PET Research Regulations6 Issues in the IRB Review of PET Scan Protocols7 Ethics of PET Research in Children8 Physics and Instrumentation in PET9 How to Image a Child by PET-CT10 Coincidence ImagingSection 2: Oncology11 Brain Tumors 12 Lymphoma13 Neuroblastoma14 Wilms Tumor15 Primary Bone Tumors 16 Soft Tissue Sarcomas17 Other TumorsSection 3: Neurology and Psychiatry18 The Developing Brain19 Neurodevelopmental and Neuropsychiatric Disorders 20 Epilepsy21 Neurotransmitter ImagingSection 4: Other applications22 Cardiovascular Applications 23 Fever of Unknown Origin 24 Infection and Inflammation 25 Inflammatory Bowel Disease 26 HyperinsulinismPart I: Noninvasive Differential Diagnosis of Hyperinsulism of Infancy Part II: Localization of Focal Forms of Hyperinsulinism of Infancy27 Multimodal Imaging Using PET and MRI28 Current Research Efforts Section 5: Imaging Atlas 29 PET-CT Atlas30 Common Artifacts on PET Imaging

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From the reviews:Detailed descriptions of many high-quality images are well integrated into the main text, adding value to the book as educational resource. . The practical approach to the complexities of paediatric PET imaging makes this book a valuable reference for full-time paediatric nuclear physicians and radiologists. . The combined efforts of the editor and authors have produced a much-needed book that will be equally useful to experienced professionals and residents approaching the field of paediatric oncology." (Pietro Zucchetta and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Vol. 34, 2007)