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 academic objective and is designed to educate radiologists and nuclear medication experts approximately vital features of molecular imaging and nuclear drugs experts concerning 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 distinct characteristic of the atlas is an interactive CD-ROM that gives the unique puppy and CT photos of every case in chosen planes permitting the clients to manually modify the mixing depth of every modality in a fused photograph. furthermore, clients can show the medical background, imaging ideas and diagnostic findings of every case in addition to the corresponding particular instructing point.
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By keeping the arms outside the field-of-view the amount of scatter'> and patient exposure are also much reduced . Given the short acquisition times of a PET/CT36 most patients tolerate to be scanned with their arms raised for the duration of the combined exam. A number of algorithms have been suggested to artificially extend the truncated CT projections and to recover the truncated parts of the measured attenuation map in cases where truncation is observed . " Further work is needed, however, to make such algorithms routinely available for clinical diagnostics.
5 L of the contrast solution during the FDG uptake phase depending on which oral contrast is given. g . bracelets, dental braces, pants with zippers, etc) , which may lead to scatter artefacts on the CT transmission scan (FIGURE 2). Patients must be positioned comfortably on the patient examination pallet with their arms raised above their head , if possible, which is standard practice in CT to avoid well-known truncation and banding artefacts (FIGURE 3). 30-32 The subsequent PET acquisition follows closely that of a standard emission scan .