Practical considerations for integrating PET/CT into radiation therapy planning

Shelley N. Acuff, Anetia S. Jackson, Rathan M. Subramaniam, Dustin Osborne

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Abstract

Over the past 20 y, PET/CT has had many technologic and developmental advancements for patient care. PET/CT has evolved from being used as a diagnosis and staging tool to now having an impact on treating cancer through a collaboration with radiation oncology. There are multiple considerations when integrating PET/CT into radiation therapy planning, such as the needs of the PET/CT center, the types of scans to offer, workflow considerations between the PET/CT center and the radiation therapy planning center, PET/CT center growth and demand on schedules, and the impact PET/CT will have on radiation treatment planning. Careful planning and implementation are important in offering patients optimum care that integrates PET/CT in radiation therapy planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Radiotherapy
Patient Care
Radiation Oncology
Workflow
Appointments and Schedules
Radiation
Growth
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Practical considerations for integrating PET/CT into radiation therapy planning. / Acuff, Shelley N.; Jackson, Anetia S.; Subramaniam, Rathan M.; Osborne, Dustin.

In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, Vol. 46, No. 4, 01.12.2018, p. 343-348.

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Acuff, Shelley N. ; Jackson, Anetia S. ; Subramaniam, Rathan M. ; Osborne, Dustin. / Practical considerations for integrating PET/CT into radiation therapy planning. In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 46, No. 4. pp. 343-348.
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