Essential for students, science and medical graduates who want to understand the basic science of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), this book describes the physics, chemistry, technology and overview of the clinical uses behind the science of PET and the imaging techniques it uses. In recent years, PET has moved from high-end research imaging tool used by the highly specialized to an essential component of clinical evaluation in the clinic, especially in cancer management.
.Committee on Assuring a Future U.S.-Based Nuclear Chemistry Expertise Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board Division on Earth and Life Studies Board on Higher Education and Workforce Division on Policy and Global Affairs
In 2003 we published Positron Emission Tomography: Basic Science and Clinical Practice.
The aim of that book was to address what we perceived of as a lack, at the time, of a
comprehensive contemporary reference work on the rapidly expanding area of positron
emission imaging. The scope was intentionally wide. The original proposal for a 350 page
book turned into a nearly 900 page volume.