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Lesion concordance, image quality and artefacts in PET/CT: results of a multicenter study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear medicine
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
129–137
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3413/nukmed-0275
PMID: 20514387
Source
Medline
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Abstract

As the image quality in both PET and CT was more than satisfying, CT-artefacts almost never led to diagnostic uncertainties and serious misalignment rarely occurred, PET/CT can be considered as suitable for routine use and may replace single PET- and CT-scans. However, additional reading of the non attenuation corrected PET is mandatory to assure best possible diagnostic confidence in PET. Since approximately half of all lesions found in PET/CT were not concordant, at least in a setting with a diagnostic CT the exams need to be reported by both a nuclear medicine physician and a radiologist in consensus.

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