FDG-PET and radiotherapy in lymphoma

Umberto Ricardi, Lena Specht, Annibale Versari, Anne Kiil Berthelsen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Most lymphoma types are fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) positive, and FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT) is used routinely in staging and treatment evaluation of lymphomas. PET/CT imaging is important for contouring of the target for radiotherapy and changes the radiation volumes significantly compared with radiotherapy planning based on CT alone. Modern advanced imaging techniques with image fusion and inspiration breath hold have enabled further refinements of radiotherapy for lymphoma, reducing the risks of long-term side effects while maintaining the high cure rate for these diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-330
Number of pages10
JournalClinical and Translational Imaging
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 26 2015

Keywords

  • Breath hold
  • Image fusion
  • Lymphoma
  • PET/CT
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'FDG-PET and radiotherapy in lymphoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this