(18)FDG-PET-CT in the follow-up of non-small cell lung cancer patients after radical radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy: An economic evaluation
van Loon, Judith × Grutters, Janneke P. C Wanders, Rinus Boersma, Liesbeth Dingemans, Anne-Marie C Bootsma, Gerben Geraedts, Wiel Pitz, Cordula Simons, Jean Brans, Boudewijn Snoep, Gabriel Hochstenbag, Monique Lambin, Philippe De Ruysscher, Dirk #
European Journal of Cancer vol:46 issue:1 pages:110-119
Background: The optimal follow-up strategy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after curative intent therapy is still not established. In a recent prospective study with 100 patients, we showed that a FDG-PET-CT 3 months after radiotherapy (RT) could identify progression amenable for curative treatment in 2% (95% confidence interval (CI): 1-7%) of patients, who were all asymptomatic. Here, we report on the economic evaluation of this study.