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This pocket guide provides concise discussion on the effective use of PET and PET/CT in patient management for a wide range of clinical conditions. Introductory chapters cover the fundamentals: basic science, patient preparation, and logistical considerations. The body of the guide examines the role of PET in the management of malignancies such as lymphoma, melanoma, and colorectal cancer. Additional chapters discuss use of PET for pancreatic, ovarian, and cervical cancers, sarcoma, and seminoma, and outlines cardiologic and neurologic applications. The final chapter considers the appropriateness, timing, and limitations of PET in common clinical case scenarios. Select images supplement the text.CPT codes for PET and PET/CT CPT code Description 78459 Myocardial imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), metabolic ... Some uncertainty exists concerning the billing for a patient who has a PET/CT and a diagnostic CT (e.g. chest, abdomen, and pelvis) on the same scanner. Increasingly, physicians are ordering PET/CT and diagnostic CT scans on the same patient, and the scans can beanbsp;...

Author: Ronald B. Workman, R. Edward Coleman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-11-24

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