Need for standardization of 18F-FDG PET/CT for treatment response assessments.

@article{Boellaard2011NeedFS,
  title={Need for standardization of 18F-FDG PET/CT for treatment response assessments.},
  author={Ronald Boellaard},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 Suppl 2},
  pages={93S-100S}
}
Many factors affect standardized uptake values (SUVs) in (18)F-FDG PET/CT. The use of the SUV from a single PET scan in multicenter studies requires the standardization of (18)F-FDG PET/CT procedures. In the context of treatment response assessments (repeated PET scans), many factors may seem to have minor effects on percentage changes in SUVs, provided that imaging procedures are executed in a consistent manner for each subject. However, the use of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in a nonstandardized manner… CONTINUE READING