Title: PET scans in radiotherapy planning of lung cancer
Authors: De Ruysscher, Dirk ×
Nestle, Ursula
Jeraj, Robert
MacManus, Michael #
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Lung Cancer vol:75 issue:2 pages:141-145
Abstract: Accurate delineation of the primary tumor and of involved lymph nodes is a key requisite for successful curative radiotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In recent years, it has become clear that the incorporation of FDG PET-CT scan information into the related processes of patient selection and radiotherapy planning has lead to significant improvements for patients with NSCLC. The use of FDG PET-CT information in radiotherapy planning allows better target volume definition, reduces inter-observer variability and encourages selective irradiation of involved mediastinal lymph nodes. PET-CT also opens the door for innovative radiotherapy delivery and the development of new concepts. However, care must be taken to avoid a variety of technical pitfalls and specific education is necessary, for clinicians and physicists alike. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0169-5002
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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