The Current Role of PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning

Author(s): Sze Ting Lee, Andrew M. Scott

Journal Name: Current Radiopharmaceuticals

Volume 8 , Issue 1 , 2015


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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is increasingly being used in radiotherapy planning, with the development of hybrid imaging technology such as PET/CT allowing more accurate volumes being generated for treatment with external beam radiation. This article will discuss the use of FDG PET in radiotherapy planning of various types of malignancies, as well as some pitfalls and practicalities of integrating PET/CT into radiotherapy planning.

Keywords: PET/CT, radiotherapy planning, FDG, IMRT, head & neck carcinoma, lung carcinoma, gastrointestinal carcinoma, gynaecological carcinoma.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2015
Published on: 19 May, 2015
Page: [38 - 44]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1874471008666150316222618

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