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Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2005 Oct;18(4):321-30.

Use of PET/CT scanning in cancer patients: technical and practical considerations.

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Department of Radiology, Baylor University Medical Center, and the North Texas Clinical PET Institute, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA. lk.griffeth@BaylorHealth.edu

Abstract

This overview of the oncologic applications of positron emission tomography (PET) focuses on the technical aspects and clinical applications of a newer technique: the combination of a PET scanner and a computed tomography (CT) scanner in a single (PET/CT) device. Examples illustrate how PET/CT contributes to patient care and improves upon the previous state-of-the-art method of comparing a PET scan with a separate CT scan. Finally, the author presents some of the results from studies of PET/CT imaging that are beginning to appear in the literature.

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16252023
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PMC1255942
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