PET/CT and radiotherapy

C. Messa, N. Di Muzio, M. Picchio, M. C. Gilardi, V. Bettinardi, F. Fazio

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Abstract

This article reviews the state of the art of PET/CT applications in radiotherapy, specifically its use in disease staging, patient selection, treatment planning and treatment evaluation. Diseases for which radiotherapy with radical intent is indicated will be considered, as well as those in which PET/CT may actually change the course of disease. The methodological and technological aspects of PET/CT in radiotherapy are discussed, focusing on the problem of target volume definition with CT and PET functional imaging and the problem of tumor motion with respect to imaging and dose delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-14
Number of pages11
JournalQuarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Emission computed
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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