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Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: PET Rotation 1

PET Rotation 1

Throughout the rotation please review the following books:

FDG PET/CT in Clinical Oncology, Case Based Approach with Teaching Points
Notes: Please give special attention to sections dealing with Solitary Pulmonary Nodule, Unknown Primary, Unexpected Malignancy/Second Primary, and sections dealing with Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Lung Carcinoma, Head and Neck Carcinoma in the sections on Extent of Disease, Follow-up, and Response to Treatment

Fanti, Stefano, et al. PET-CT Beyond FDG : A Quick Guide to Image Interpretation, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2009
Notes: Please review chapter 5 (Somatostatin Receptor PET-CT)

Shah, Chirayu, and Marques Bradshaw. Nuclear Medicine: a Core Review, Wolters Kluwer, 2015
Notes: Please review questions relevant to PET.

Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Cases, edited by Chun K. Kim, Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2015
Notes: Please review Part 8.

Case Review Series: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 3rd edition. Hard copy available in Radiology Library for checkout.
Notes: Please review cases: 76-78, 81, 85-87, 89-91, 93, 96, 98, 100

Week 1


Kandathil A, et al. Role of FDG PET/CT in the Eighth Edition of TNM Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Radiographics. 2018 Nov-Dec;38(7):2134-2149.

Divisi D, et al. Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the management of solitary pulmonary nodule: a review. Ann Med. 2017 Nov;49(7):626-635.

Nishino M, et al. Imaging of Cancer Immunotherapy: Current Approaches and Future Directions. Radiology. 2019 Jan;290(1):9-22. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018181349

Hoang JK, et al. Evaluation of cervical lymph nodes in head and neck cancer with CT and MRI: tips, traps, and a systematic approach. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan;200(1):W17-25.
Notes: You will have a quiz on lymph node levels of the neck during your second or third week of the rotation.

Bou-Assaly W. The forgotten lymph nodes: Review of the superficial head and neck lymphatic system. Journal of Radiology and Imaging. 2016;1(1),9-13.

Som PM, Curtin HD, Mancuso AA. Imaging-based nodal classification for evaluation of neck metastatic adenopathy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2000 Mar;174(3):837-44.

Ormond Filho AG, et al. Whole-Body Imaging of Multiple Myeloma: Diagnostic Criteria. Radiographics. 2019 Jul-Aug;39(4):1077-1097.


(RSNA) Wallitt K, et al. PET/CT in Oncologic Imaging of Nodal Disease: Pearls and Pitfalls: RadioGraphics Fundamentals | Online Presentation. Radiographics. 2018 Mar-Apr;38(2):564-565.

(RSNA) Malignancies with Low FDG Uptake at PET/CT: power point presentation

(SNMMI) PET/CT for Women’s Imaging - Gynecologic and Breast Malignancies

Other Links

Radiology Assistant - Lung Cancer Staging

Radiology Assistant - Infrahyoid Neck


NCCN - Notes: Set up a free account to the NCCN comprehensive cancer care guidelines. These guides will help you understand the role radiology and nuclear medicine play in the staging, re-staging, and management of cancer patients.