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Principles and Practice of PET and PET/CT
Second Edition
by Richard L. Wahl

Principles and Practice of PET and PET/CT it features over 900 images and over 250 cases representing “Aunt Minnies”—diseases with unique radiographic features that allow a confident, immediate diagnosis.

Each case is presented in an easy-to-follow format and includes crucial take-away points called “Aunt Minnie’s Pearls.”

The cases represent all modalities and cover all subspecialties tested on the oral boards.

Principles and Practice of PET and PET/CT has more cases in more modalities, including new cases in breast MRI and digital mammography.


  1. Production of Radionuclides for PET
  2. Radiotracer Chemistry
  3. PET Physics and PET Instrumentation
  4. Fundamentals of CT in PET/CT
  5. Data Anaysis and Image Processing
  6. Standardized Uptake Values
  7. Image Fusion
  8. Oncologic Applications

  • Principles of Cancer Imaging with 18-F-Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • How to Optimize CT for PET/CT
  • Artifacts and Normal Variants in PET
  • Monitoring Response to Treatment
  • PET and PET/CT in Radiation Oncology
  • Central Nervous System
  • Use of PET and PET/CT in the Evaluation of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Imaging
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma and Myeloma
  • PET and PET/CT of Malignant Melanoma
  • PET in Breast Cancers
  • Esophagus
  • Applications for Fluorodeoxyglucose PET and PET/CT in the Evaluation of Patients with Colorectal Carcinoma
  • Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Cancers
  • Cervical and Uterine Cancers
  • PET and PET/CT in Ovarian Cancer
  • Genitoourinary Malignancies
  • Sarcomas
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • PET and PET/CT Imaging of NEuroendocrine Tumors
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary, Including Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes
  • Pediatrics
  • Hypoxia Imaging
  • Newer Tracers for Cancer Imaging

  1. Neurologic Applications

  • Movement Disorders, Stroke, and Epilepsy
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose PET Imaging of Dementia: Principles and Clinical Applications

  1. Psychiatric Disorders
  2. Cardiac Application

  • Evaluation of Myocardial Perfusion
  • Myocardial Viability
  • Oxidative Metabolism and Cardiac Efficiency
  • Myocardial Neurotransmitter Imaging

  1. PET/CT Imaging of Infection and Inflammation
  2. PET and Drug Development
  3. Emerging Opportunities

  • Imaging Gene Expression
  • The Kidneys
  • Imaging the Neovasculature
  • Progress in Amyloid Imaging: Five Years of Progress

  1. PET Imaging as a Biomarker

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Principles and Practice of PET and PET/CT
Second Edition
by Richard L. Wahl

2009 • 729 pages • $228.00 + shipping
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