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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