Role of PET/PET-CT in the management of sarcomas.

  title={Role of PET/PET-CT in the management of sarcomas.},
  author={Rakesh Kumar and Anil Chauhan and Ananth K Vellimana and Madhavi Chawla},
  journal={Expert review of anticancer therapy},
  volume={6 8},
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a functional diagnostic imaging technique that provides very different information from that obtainable with other imaging modalities. The most widely used radiotracer is F-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG), which is an analog of glucose. The FDG uptake in cells is directly proportional to glucose metabolism, which is increased many times in malignant cells. FDG-PET is now the standard of care in initial staging, monitoring the response to therapy and… CONTINUE READING