Developed as an offshoot update of the clinical practice portion of the main book edited by pe valk et al published in 2003 positron emission tomography basic science and clinical practice this offshoot covers the second half of the main book only dealing with mainly the clinical research and practice. Positron emission tomography pet is a nuclear medicine functional imaging technique that is used to observe metabolic processes in the body as an aid to the diagnosis of disease the system detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron emitting radioligand most commonly fluorine 18 which is introduced into the body on a biologically active molecule called a radioactive tracer. Get this from a library positron emission tomography clinical practice peter e valk text provides a comprehensive reference covering the basic science and clinical applications of positron emission tomography pet discusses pet applications in oncology the central nervous system . Positron emission tomography computed tomography standardized uptake values in clinical practice and assessing response to therapy kinahan pe1 fletcher jw author information 1department of radiology university of washington seattle wa usa kinahanuwedu. The use of positron emission tomography pet in clinical practice is key to the s cessful management of many patients with a wide variety of diseases whereas in the 1980s and 1990s nuclear medicine physicians struggled to convince other doctors about the potential clinical value of pet it is
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