Identification of residual metabolic-active areas within individual NSCLC tumours using a pre-radiotherapy (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET-CT scan
Aerts, Hugo J. W. L × van Baardwijk, Angela A. W Petit, Steven F Offermann, Claudia van Loon, Judith Houben, Ruud Dingemans, Anne-Marie C Wanders, Rinus Boersma, Liesbeth Borger, Jacques Bootsma, Gerben Geraedts, Wiel Pitz, Cordula Simons, Jean Wouters, Bradly G Oellers, Michel Lambin, Philippe Bosmans, Geert Dekker, Andre L. A. J De Ruysscher, Dirk #
Elsevier Science Publishers
Radiotherapy and Oncology vol:91 issue:3 pages:386-392
Background and purpose: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumours are mostly heterogeneous. We hypothesized that areas within the turnout with a high pre-radiation F-18-deoxyglucose (FDG) uptake, could identify residual metabolic-active areas, ultimately enabling selective-boosting of turnout sub-volumes.