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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Oussama Nachar, MD, PhD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This nuclear medicine atlas provides a complete overview of the diagnostic aspect of PET-CT and SPECT-CT in an organ site-oriented manner. The book is very well organized with abundant illustrations and teaching points. This is an excellent companion for nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists in practice as well as residents in-training in these fields.
Purpose: The authors succeed in their aim of delivering an anatomically based reference book that addresses the most important aspects of PET-CT and SPECT-CT.
Audience: The audience includes nuclear medicine professionals, radiologists, oncologists, and residents and fellows. This atlas is a valuable companion for new practitioners as well as experienced nuclear medicine physicians who interpret either PET-CT or SPECT-CT.
Features: This book covers the full range of FDG PET-CT by organ site. The authors clearly and succinctly present the most important teaching points. In particular, the discussions about the normal variants and the benign conditions are noteworthy and make a complicated subject easier for the reader to assimilate.
Assessment: Nuclear medicine books that cover the diagnostic aspects of PET-CT by organ site are rare. The format and the quality of the information presented by this atlas's panel of talented authors render a difficult subject easier to approach. This excellent atlas will be a great addition to any nuclear medicine physician's library and a precious asset to all the residents and fellows in the fields of nuclear medicine and radiology who are called to interpret PET-CT.