An overview of clinical PET/CT

Arman Rahmim, Richard L. Wahl

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Abstract

This article is intended to provide an overview of various aspects of clinical PET/CT. These include discussions of: (i) Important areas of clinical application; (ii) Opportunities in clinical research; (iii) Scanner and operating-mode considerations (e.g. BGO vs. LSO, LYSO or GSO scanners, 2D vs. 3D imaging). (iv) Study-specific considerations (e.g. patient preparation and positioning issues, injected dose, use of CT contrast agents).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalIranian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume14
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • 2D vs. 3D
  • Anatometabolic imaging
  • BGO
  • Brain imaging
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical
  • FDG
  • GSO
  • LSO
  • LYSO
  • Oncology
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Rahmim, A., & Wahl, R. L. (2006). An overview of clinical PET/CT. Iranian Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 14(26), 1-14.