– Authors are all experts in the field; Herscovitch is head of PET Imaging at NIH.
– PET is becoming dominant technology for diagnosis in Neurology; books have not caught up. NeuroPET is ahead of the curve.
From the reviews:
This is the most comprehensive book written to date which reviews applications of PET in brain disorders, measurements of regional brain function, molecular imaging and PET methodology.
Rarer states are reviewed as well as those not normally considered as presenting with functional brain lesions such as pain and migraine.
For those with clinical PET facilities, this book will indentify how this technology could be exploited for the care of brain disorder patients.
RAD Magazine, December, 2005
“This book is by world authorities in both the methodology of positron emission tomography (PET) and its applications in clinical neurology. According to the authors, it is intended to ‘guide both nuclear medicine specialists and also neurologists and psychiatrists in the use of PET’; I assume they also meant to include neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists and clinical neuroscientists. … This book is unique in its kind. … it will prove an invaluable source of historical information about one of the major revolutions in understanding brain diseases.” (J. –C. Baron, Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 147, 2005)
Paperback: 297 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2004 edition (November 19, 2004)