Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
This article is intended to provide an overview of various aspects of clinical PET/CT. These include discussions of: (i) Important areas of clinical application; (ii) Opportunities in clinical research; (iii) Scanner and operating-mode considerations (e.g. BGO vs. LSO, LYSO or GSO scanners, 2D vs. 3D imaging). (iv) Study-specific considerations (e.g. patient preparation and positioning issues, injected dose, use of CT contrast agents).