Perfusion computed tomography (CTP) has shown great potential in diagnosing tumours and evaluating and predicting treatment response and has been the subject of numerous experimental and clinical studies. Its increasing availability and simplicity allow it to be performed alongside morphological imaging to complete the evaluation of neoplastic lesions. The aim of this paper is to describe our personal experience and review the literature on the applications of CTP in tumours of different body regions, with particular regard to fields of development for new research. Increased clinical application is desirable, especially in relation to a wider use of antiangiogenic drugs. Additional and ideally multicentre studies are necessary to define the role of this technique.
|Translated title of the contribution||Perfusion CT in solid body-tumours part II. Clinical applications and future development|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging