PET/CT: will it change the way that we use CT in cancer imaging?

  title={PET/CT: will it change the way that we use CT in cancer imaging?},
  author={Rodney J Hicks and Robert E. Ware and Eddie Lau},
  journal={Cancer Imaging},
  pages={S52 - S62}
Accurate staging of cancer is of fundamental importance to treatment selection and planning. Current staging paradigms focus, first, on a detailed delineation of the primary tumour in order to determine its suitability for resection, and, thereafter, on assessment of the presence of metastatic spread that would alter the surgical approach, or mandate non-surgical therapies. This approach has, at its core, the assumption that the best, and sometimes the only, way to cure a patient of cancer is… CONTINUE READING


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