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Current Radiopharmaceuticals


ISSN (Print): 1874-4710
ISSN (Online): 1874-4729

The Current Role of PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning

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

Volume 8, Issue 1, 2015

Page: [38 - 44] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1874471008666150316222618

Price: $65


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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