Relevance of Absolute PET Quantification

  • 4-Page Introduction

    An easy-to-read overview of PET quantification is provided in our 4-page flyer.

  • Plea for absolute PET Quantification

    Adriaan Lammertsma recently published the review “Forward to the Past: The Case for Quantitative PET Imaging” (J Nucl Med 2017, 58(7):1019-1024). Based on his vast experience as a modeller he discusses the advantages of absolute kinetic quantification based on dynamic scans over “semiquantification” using a static scan. His clear message is that any simplified approach must first be validated using fully quantitative methods.

  • Review of PET Analysis Methods

    In the review article “Deriving physiological information from PET images: from SUV to compartmental modelling” (Clinical and Translational Imaging 2014, 2(3):239-251) Bertoldo et al organize the different methods for analyzing PET data hierarchically as a pyramid, with kinetic modeling at the base which is required for validating all simplified methods. Notably, PMOD supports all analysis levels and thus the validation tasks.

Practical Information related to PET Quantification

  • Turku Website with PET Modeling Background Information

    Vesa Oikonen from the Turku PET Center has compiled a very informative Web page about PET Modeling. It nicely explains many concepts and details of the actual PET data analysis.