Positron emission tomography in the pretreatment evaluation and follow-up of non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with radiotherapy: preliminary findings.

@article{Hebert1996PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography in the pretreatment evaluation and follow-up of non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with radiotherapy: preliminary findings.},
  author={Mary E. Hebert and Val J. Lowe and J. M. Hoffman and Edward F. Patz and Mitchell Steven Anscher},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={416-21}
}
The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate positron emission tomography (PET) for delineating lung cancers preradiotherapy and to assess PET's ability to distinguish residual tumor from scarring following radiotherapy. Between April 1991 and October 1992, 20 patients underwent 18fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18FDG) PET scanning of the chest prior to radiotherapy for lung cancer. Tumor volumes on chest x-ray (CXR) and computerized tomography (CT) scan were correlated with abnormalities on… CONTINUE READING