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 objective and is designed to coach radiologists and nuclear medication experts approximately vital elements of molecular imaging and nuclear drugs experts in regards to the merits of anatomic imaging. It includes a quick didactic component and an in depth choice of attention-grabbing and not easy case examples. a different function of the atlas is an interactive CD-ROM that offers the unique puppy and CT photographs of every case in chosen planes allowing the clients to manually modify the mixing depth of every modality in a fused snapshot. moreover, clients can exhibit the medical heritage, imaging options and diagnostic findings of every case in addition to the corresponding particular instructing point.
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Mismatches in respiration between CT and PET can lead to serious artefacts such as a "disappearing chest wall" in (A) where the CT and the PET were acquired in full inspiration and during shallow breathing , respectively. Serious artefacts may also be observed in the region of the diaphragm when uncoordinated breathing is accepted during the CT (8). These artefacts are not seen on the whole-body emission images generated over many respiratory cycles (noAC) . Special breathing protocols have been proposed to minimize respiration-induced artefacts (C).
PET) energies, respectively. 28 IV Acquisition Example Complexity PET ICT Oral contrast No Breath hold No No No Yes Yes Yes No For Thorax Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited Limited contrast No low low - mid mid - high not published (16) (93) mid to high high (94) (28) CT IV V I Whole-body Standard Whole-body Torso/Abdomen Torso/Abdomen Standard + Head/Neck + Head/Neck Standard Whole-body refers 10 [~130] [~1301 [~2001 an imaging range of the upper neck to the upper thighs. It can be expanded to cover the entire body patien t.
V Therefore , CT transmission data can be collected in very short times and the contamination from the emission activity of the injected patient is insignificant. Thus transmission data in PET /CT can be collected in post-injection mode routinely) In addition noise propagation-' is PET CT I Whole-bod y l Whole-body Effective dose per row [mAsl Low [15 - 40] II III Whole-body Whole-body Whole-body Whole Body + Thorax Low [40 - 80] Low [40 - 80] Standard [~120] limited due to the essentially noiseless CT transmission data.