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The clinical application of PET/CT: a contemporary review

Brady, Z., Taylor, M. L., Haynes, M., Whittaker, M., Mullen, A., Clews, L., Partridge, M., Hicks, R. J., & Trapp, Jamie V. (2008) The clinical application of PET/CT: a contemporary review. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 31(2), pp. 90-109.

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Abstract

The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners and x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanners into a single PET/CT scanner has resulted in vast improvements in the diagnosis of disease, particularly in the field of oncology. A decade on from the publication of the details of the first PET/CT scanner, we review the technology and applications of the modality. We examine the design aspects of combining two different imaging types into a single scanner, and the artefacts produced such as attenuation correction, motion and CT truncation artefacts. The article also provides a discussion and literature review of the applications of PET/CT to date, covering detection of tumours, radiotherapy treatment planning, patient management, and applications external to the field of oncology.

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ID Code: 15343
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: PET/CT, PET, CT, applications, oncology, treatment planning, nuclear medicine
ISSN: 0158-9938
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Medical Physics (029903)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Radiology and Organ Imaging (110320)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified (111299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Radiation Therapy (111208)
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Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:51

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