Applications of PET in Radiation Oncology

1139Introduction: Thoracic malignancies are among the most common malignancies diagnosed both in the United States and worldwide. Radiation therapy (RT) plays an important role in the treatment of thoracic malignancies. Depending on the primary disease site and tumor stage, RT can be used as monotherapy, or as part of multimodality therapy for curative intent, or for palliative reduction of advanced disease. In fact, more than 50% of all patients with thoracic malignancies will receive RT as part of their multidisciplinary care. 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) is commonly used for initial cancer diagnosis, disease staging, outcome prognostication, radiation therapy (RT) planning, treatment response assessment, and detection of recurrent disease. In radiation oncology, PET plays a major role in RT target volume delineation, treatment response monitoring, evaluation for radiation-induced toxicities, and verification of radiation dose delivery. As advanced techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and proton therapy have increased in utilization, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) have played increasingly critical roles in the target delineation of tumors for radiation oncologists delivering conformal treatments, especially when treating thoracic malignancies. In RT, improvement in target localization permits reduction of tumor contour margins, consequently reducing the volume of normal tissues irradiated. Fu...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Educational Exhibit Posters Source Type: research

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