Application of positron emission tomography imaging to cancer screening

  title={Application of positron emission tomography imaging to cancer screening},
  author={Shigeru Yasuda and Michiru Ide and Hirofumi Fujii and Tamio Nakahara and Yasuaki Mochizuki and W. Saki Takahashi and Akira Shohtsu},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={1607 - 1611}
Whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a diagnostic modality that can noninvasively survey the entire body and sensitively detect various cancers. In this study, we examined the potential application of whole-body PET for cancer screening in asymptomatic individuals. PET was performed in conjunction with conventional examinations including physical examination, laboratory study, ultrasonography and chest computed tomography. Between September 1994 and… CONTINUE READING


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