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Recommendations of the Spanish Societies of Radiation Oncology (SEOR), Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SEMNiM), and Medical Physics (SEFM) on (18)F-FDG PET-CT for radiotherapy treatment planning.

Autores: Cooperative Group for PET-CT in Radiotherapy Treat; Caballero Perea, Begoña; Villegas, AC; Rodríguez, JM; García Velloso, María José; Vicente, AM; Cabrerizo, CH; López, RM ; Romasanta, LA; Beltrán, MS
Título de la revista: REPORTS ON PRACTICAL ONCOLOGY AND RADIOTHERAPY
ISSN: 1507-1367
Volumen: 17
Número: 6
Páginas: 298-318
Fecha de publicación: 2012
Resumen:
Positron emission tomography (PET) with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a valuable tool for diagnosing and staging malignant lesions. The fusion of PET and computed tomography (CT) yields images that contain both metabolic and morphological information, which, taken together, have improved the diagnostic precision of PET in oncology. The main imaging modality for planning radiotherapy treatment is CT. However, PET-CT is an emerging modality for use in planning treatments because it allows for more accurate treatment volume definition. The use of PET-CT for treatment planning is highly complex, and protocols and standards for its use are still being developed. It seems probable that PET-CT will eventually replace current CT-based planning methods, but this will require a full understanding of the relevant technical aspects of PET-CT planning. The aim of the present document is to review these technical aspects and to provide recommendations for clinical use of this imaging modality in the radiotherapy planning process.
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