The diagnostic and therapeutic achievements in radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine instrumentation - PET, SPECT, MR, CT and their hypbrids PET-CT and SPECT-CT - are the result of the interdisciplinary research efforts of cell-biologists, chemists, pharmacologists, physicists, computer-scientists, engineers, nuclear medicine physicians, a

chapter 1|16 pages

What is cancer?

ByUwe Haberkorn

chapter 2|6 pages


ByChristoph Bremer, Michael Schäfers

chapter 3|28 pages

Primary brain tumors Giovanni Lucignani

ByEva Orunesu, Andreas Jacobs, Andrea Falini, Angelo Del Sole

chapter 4|10 pages

Head and neck cancer

ByFlavio Crippa, Alberto Gerali, Alessandra Alessi

chapter 5|28 pages

Lung cancer Wolfgang A Weber

ByRichard P Baum, Vikas Prasad

chapter 6|10 pages

Esophageal cancer

ByCristina Nanni, Sara Taddayon, Guido Biasco, Stefano Fanti, Arturo Chiti

chapter 7|10 pages

Colorectal cancer

ByKen Herrmann, Bernd Joachim Krause

chapter 8|24 pages

Prostate cancer

ByWerner Langsteger, Mohsen Beheshti, Reza Vali, Avi Beri, Michael Nader, Guenter Janetschek

chapter 9|10 pages

Ovarian cancer

BySandro Sironi, Maria Picchio, Luca Guerra, Cristina Messa, Ferruccio Fazio

chapter 10|18 pages

Breast cancer

ByEmilio Bombardieri, Marco Maccauro, Orazio Schillaci, Flavio Crippa

chapter 11|16 pages

Chapter 11Thyroid cancer

ByPeter Lind, Susanne Kohlfürst

chapter 12|12 pages

Adrenal tumors

ByChristiane Franzius, Otmar Schober

chapter 14|20 pages


BySimona Ben-Haim, Ora Israel

chapter 15|30 pages

Bone and soft tissue tumors

ByGopinath Gnanasegaran, Gary Cook, Sanjay Vijayanathan, Ignac Fogelman

chapter 16|12 pages

Malignant melanoma

ByEhab M Kamel, Angelika Bischof Delaloye

chapter 17|10 pages

Cancer of unknown primary

ByEmilio Bombardieri, Stefano Fanti, Arturo Chiti, Cristina Nanni, Angela Coliva, Enrico Pelosi, Gianni Bisi

chapter 18|18 pages

Therapy of differentiated thyroid cancer

ByMartin Biermann, Otmar Schober

chapter 19|6 pages

Therapy of medullary thyroid cancer Kraeber-Bodéré

ByAurore Oudoux, Catherine Ansquer, Jacques Barbet, David M Goldenberg, Jean-François Chatal, and Françoise

chapter 20|16 pages

Therapy of lymphoma

ByTim Illidge, Yong Du

chapter 21|26 pages

Therapy of neuroendocrine tumors

ByIrene Virgolini, Ulrich Andergassen, Tatjana Traub-Weidinger, Dirk Heute, Elisabeth von Guggenberg, Dorota Kendler, Margarida Rodrigues, Georg Dobrozemsky, Boris Warwitz, Daniel Putzer, Roy Moncayo, Clemens Decristoforo, and Michael Gabriel

chapter 22|10 pages

Therapy of bone metastases

ByHolger Palmedo

chapter 23|8 pages

Therapy of liver tumors

ByJohn Buscombe

chapter 24|8 pages

Therapy of colorectal cancer

ByJohn Buscombe

chapter 25|16 pages

Therapy of brain tumors

ByChiara Maria Grana, Mirco Bartolomei, Mahila Ferrari, Giovanni Paganelli

chapter 26|14 pages

Therapy of ovarian cancer

ByAngela Coliva, Ettore Seregni, Mariangela Figini, Alberto Zacchetti, Rosanna Fontanelli, Francesco Raspagliesi, Silvana Canevari, Emilio Bombardieri

chapter 27|16 pages

New instrumentation

ByJörg Eckardt, Klaus Schäfers, Lars Stegger

chapter 28|20 pages

New radiopharmaceuticals for cancer diagnosis

ByJane K Sosabowski, Matthias Glaser, Stephen J Mather

chapter 29|10 pages

Radiopharmaceuticals for therapy

ByMargaret S Cooper, John Buscombe

chapter 30|24 pages

New concepts in dosimetry and radiation protection

ByMichael Lassmann, Manuel Bardies, Carlo Chiesa, Wolfgang Eschner, Glenn Flux, Myriam Monsieurs, Sauli Savolainen, Sven-Erik Strand

chapter 31|32 pages

Advances in nuclear medicine imaging in oncology

ByCarlo Chiesa, Roberta Matheoud, Marco Brambilla, Gian Luca Poli

chapter 32|22 pages

Nuclear medicine-guided radiotherapy

ByDiana Salvo, Annibale Versari, Cinzia Iotti, Marta Paiusco