Requirements for clinical PET: comparisons within Europe

@article{Bedford2003RequirementsFC,
  title={Requirements for clinical PET: comparisons within Europe},
  author={M Susann Bedford and Michael N. Maisey},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={208-221}
}
The aim was to assess the requirements for a positron emission tomography (PET) cancer imaging service. The UK was used as an example to create a mathematical model for calculating the number of dedicated PET scanners and cyclotron/radiochemistry production facilities required to support the demand for PET studies in lung cancer. This was then extended to all oncological indications for PET and comparison was made with present infrastructure in the UK and Europe. A clinical algorithm for the… CONTINUE READING

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