Alternative imaging strategy of solitary pulmonary nodule by FDG PET/CT: Can be imagined a tailored PET?

Marco Spadafora, Laura Evangelista, Cesare Gridelli, Alberto Cuocolo

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Abstract

Objective Patients with solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) are usually sent to total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) examination with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). However, a segmental scan strategy may improve cost/effectiveness in this category of patients. Conclusion A segmental PET/CT scan only at the chest level could be performed in patients with indeterminate SPN. Limiting the PET/CT field to the thoracic region would greatly affect on radiobiology, department organization and health-care costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume90
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • FDG PET/CT
  • Lung nodules
  • Radioprotection
  • Segmental scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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