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Protocol considerations for thoracic positron emission tomography-computed tomography.

Authors
  • Shyn, Paul B1
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2008
Volume
29
Issue
4
Pages
242–250
Identifiers
PMID: 18795491
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The rapid technological advances of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) have introduced many new possibilities and questions as to how best to utilize and perform 2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) PET-CT for maximum clinical benefit. The focus of this discussion is the tailoring of PET-CT protocols, emphasizing the incorporation of optimized (diagnostic) CT techniques, for adult thoracic oncologic indications. Many of the protocol strategies described, particularly those involving breath-hold and contrast-enhanced CT, are based on the author's experience in a busy private practice PET-CT center, prior to a recent transition to an academic practice.

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