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1 Introduction
3 How PET Works
4 About 18
4.2Production
4.3Mechanism of Action
5 Current Clinical Use in Oncology
5.1General Information and Normal Distribution
5.2.1 Screening
5.2.2 Diagnosis of Malignancy With a Primitive Tumour
5.2.3 Localisation of a Primitive Tumour When Metastasis is Discovered
5.2.4 Initial Staging of a Known Malignant Tumour
5.2.5 Evaluation of Treatment Response
5.2.6 Detection of Recurrence
5.2.7 Differentiation Between Recurrence and Scarring Post-Treatment
5.3 Use in Imaging Different Cancer Types
5.3.1 Breast Cancer
5.3.2 Colorectal Cancer
5.3.3 Head and Neck Cancer
5.3.4 Lung Cancer
5.3.5 Lymphoma
5.3.6 Melanoma
5.3.7 Esophageal Cancer
5.3.8 Testicular Cancer
5.3.9 Other Cancer Types
6 Advantages and Disadvantages
6.1Advantages
6.1.1 Long Half-Life Compared to Other Biologically Available Radioisotopes
6.1.2 Low Toxicity
6.1.3 No Side Effects
6.1.4 High Sensitivity
6.1.5 Shorter Post-Examination Irradiation Period
6.1.6 No Significant Sterical Changes
6.1.7 18F is Lowest Energy First-Row Positron Emitting Element
6.2Disadvantages
6.2.1 Half Life
6.2.2 Radioactivity
6.2.3 Low Specificity
6.2.4 Cost & Convenience
6.2.5 Lowered Sensitivity in Diabetics
7 Complementary Techniques
7.1Combined / Co-registered PET/CT
7.2Co-registered PET/MRI
8 Alternatives
8.1Alternative Imaging Modalities
8.1.1 CT
8.1.2 MRI
8.1.3 SPECT
8.1.4 Mammography/scintimammography
8.2Alternative Radiotracers
F fluorinated thymidine (FLT)
9 Future Developments
10Conclusion
A. Figure and Table List
B.References
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S809 Mini Review v2

S809 Mini Review v2

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Daen de Leon

S809 Mini-Review : 18FDG PET in Oncology

M3852083

S809 Mini-Review

18

FDG PET in Oncology

Daen de Leon M3852083 August 30th 2003

14 oktober 2010

Daen de Leon

S809 Mini-Review : 18FDG PET in Oncology

M3852083

1 INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................................1 2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF PET RELATING TO 18FDG ONCOLOGY IMAGING............................................2 3 HOW P
Daen de Leon

S809 Mini-Review : 18FDG PET in Oncology

M3852083

S809 Mini-Review

18

FDG PET in Oncology

Daen de Leon M3852083 August 30th 2003

14 oktober 2010

Daen de Leon

S809 Mini-Review : 18FDG PET in Oncology

M3852083

1 INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................................1 2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF PET RELATING TO 18FDG ONCOLOGY IMAGING............................................2 3 HOW P

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