What Do We Measure in Oncology PET?

What Do We Measure in Oncology PET? Positron emission tomography (PET) has come to the practice of oncology. It is known that 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET is more sensitive for the assessment of treatment response than conventional imaging. In addition, PET has an advantage in the use of quantitative analysis of the study. Nowadays, various PET parameters are adopted in clinical settings. In addition, a wide range of factors has been known to be associated with FDG uptake. Therefore, there has been a need for standardization and harmonization of protocols and PET parameters. We will introduce PET parameters and discuss major issues in this review. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Springer Journals

What Do We Measure in Oncology PET?

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Nuclear Medicine; Imaging / Radiology; Orthopedics; Cardiology; Oncology
ISSN
1869-3474
eISSN
1869-3482
D.O.I.
10.1007/s13139-016-0416-y
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Abstract

Positron emission tomography (PET) has come to the practice of oncology. It is known that 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET is more sensitive for the assessment of treatment response than conventional imaging. In addition, PET has an advantage in the use of quantitative analysis of the study. Nowadays, various PET parameters are adopted in clinical settings. In addition, a wide range of factors has been known to be associated with FDG uptake. Therefore, there has been a need for standardization and harmonization of protocols and PET parameters. We will introduce PET parameters and discuss major issues in this review.

Journal

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular ImagingSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 18, 2016

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