18FDG-PET/CT for treatment planning and follow-up

Medhat M. Osman, Allison Wall, Matthew D. Miller, Nghi Nguyen, Dana A. Oliver, Richard D. Bucholz, Bruce J. Walz

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Stereotactic radiosurgery is well-established in the treatment of intracranial lesions, but its use in extracranial lesions is relatively new. Stereotactic radiation delivery technologies such as the CyberKnife ® (Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA) are being used with increasing frequency to treat lesions outside the cranium, such as in the spine, thorax, and abdomen; lesions that were not previously amenable to radiosurgical treatment due to inherent motion. The critical role of imaging technologies in radiosurgery, both for planning treatments and assessing their effects, makes an understanding of developments in these technologies imperative for radiosurgery professionals. In this chapter, we review how positron emission tomography (PET) is combined with computed tomography (CT) to enhance disease staging, radiosurgery and radiotherapy planning, and follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreating Tumors that Move with Respiration
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783540698852
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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