PET/CT imaging for target volume delineation in curative intent radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer: IAEA consensus report 2014

Tom Konert, Wouter Vogel, Michael P. MacManus, Ursula Nestle, José Belderbos, Vincent Grégoire, Daniela Thorwarth, Elena Fidarova, Diana Paez, Arturo Chiti, Gerard G. Hanna

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Abstract This document describes best practice and evidence based recommendations for the use of FDG-PET/CT for the purposes of radiotherapy target volume delineation (TVD) for curative intent treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These recommendations have been written by an expert advisory group, convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to facilitate a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) aiming to improve the applications of PET based radiation treatment planning (RTP) in low and middle income countries. These guidelines can be applied in routine clinical practice of radiotherapy TVD, for NSCLC patients treated with concurrent chemoradiation or radiotherapy alone, where FDG is used, and where a calibrated PET camera system equipped for RTP patient positioning is available. Recommendations are provided for PET and CT image visualization and interpretation, and for tumor delineation using planning CT with and without breathing motion compensation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6417
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume116
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • International
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • PET/CT
  • Radiation treatment planning
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tumor volume delineation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Hematology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Konert, T., Vogel, W., MacManus, M. P., Nestle, U., Belderbos, J., Grégoire, V., Thorwarth, D., Fidarova, E., Paez, D., Chiti, A., & Hanna, G. G. (2015). PET/CT imaging for target volume delineation in curative intent radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer: IAEA consensus report 2014. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 116(1), 27-34. [6417]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2015.03.014