Improvements in cancer staging with PET/CT: literature-based evidence as of September 2006.

@article{Czernin2007ImprovementsIC,
  title={Improvements in cancer staging with PET/CT: literature-based evidence as of September 2006.},
  author={Johannes G Czernin and Martin S. Allen-Auerbach and Heinrich R. Schelbert},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 Suppl 1},
  pages={78S-88S}
}
PET/CT with 18F-FDG is increasingly being used for staging, restaging, and treatment monitoring for cancer patients. CT is still frequently used only for attenuation correction and lesion localization. However, increasing sales of high-end scanners that combine PET with 64-detector CT strongly suggest that the field is moving toward a comprehensive concept, whereby diagnostic CT studies during intravenous contrast material application are combined with the highest-quality PET studies. At many… CONTINUE READING