This concise, excellently illustrated pocket book provides an up-to-date summary of the science and practice of PET/CT imaging in lung cancer. The coverage encompasses the entire spectrum of lung cancer – pathology, radiological and PET/CT imaging, and management. Readers will also find information on the physics of PET and its use in respiratory gating and radiotherapy planning. The highlights of the book are the exquisite depiction of normal variants, pitfalls, and artifacts and a pictorial atlas of the various types of lung cancer and their manifestations. The contributing authors are well-known and experienced oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and nuclear physicians. This book has been compiled under the auspices of the British Nuclear Medicine Society. It will be of high value for nuclear physicians, radiologists, referring clinicians and oncologists, and paramedical staff working in these fields
• Offers a concise up-to-date summary of the science and practice of PET/CT in lung cancer
• Includes a pictorial atlas with images of each type of lung cancer
• Depicts normal variants, pitfalls, and artifacts
• Authored by eminent oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and nuclear physicians
• Archi Agrawal is Associate Professor and senior consultant in Nuclear Medicine at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. Her main clinical and research interests are oncological PET/CT imaging with FDG and non-FDG tracers and SPECT/CT imaging. Her special interest is in diagnostic imaging and treatment of thyroid cancer and endocrine malignancies. Dr. Agrawal is actively involved in various disease management groups and multidisciplinary tumor boards of Tata Memorial Hospital with a research interest in genitourinary, head and neck, hematolymphoid, and gastrointestinal malignancies. She has authored many original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is a reviewer for a number of high indexed journals and an editorial board member of the Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
• Venkatesh Rangarajan is Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India. He has 27 years of experience in nuclear medicine and is a pioneer in hybrid imaging. Nuclear oncology and pediatric nuclear medicine are his specializations. He has trained at U.K. and U.S. centers in these specialties. Dr. Rangarajan has been a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency since 2007. He set up the first PET/CT department in India at the Tata Memorial Hospital in 2004. Currently the department is the largest PET/CT facility in India, performing 16,000 whole-body scans a year.