PET/CT: form and function.

  title={PET/CT: form and function.},
  author={Todd M Blodgett and Carolyn C. Meltzer and David W. Townsend},
  volume={242 2},
Functional imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) is playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and staging of malignant disease, image-guided therapy planning, and treatment monitoring. PET with the labeled glucose analogue fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a relatively recent addition to the medical technology for imaging of cancer, and FDG PET complements the more conventional anatomic imaging modalities of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging… CONTINUE READING


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