PET/CT Based Dose Planning in Radiotherapy

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Anne Kiil Berthelsen, Annika Loft Jakobsen, Wendy Sapru, Claus Andrup Kristensen, Charlotte Christensen, Henrik Roed, Liselotte Højgaard, Svend Aage Engelholm, Thomas Bjørk-Eriksson

This mini-review describes how to perform PET/CT based radiotherapy dose planning and the advantages and possibilities obtained with the technique for radiation therapy. Our own experience since 2002 is briefly summarized from more than 2,500 patients with various malignant diseases undergoing radiotherapy planning with PET/CT prior to the treatment. The PET/CT, including the radiotherapy planning process as well as the radiotherapy process, is outlined in detail. The demanding collaboration between mould technicians, nuclear medicine physicians and technologists, radiologists and radiology technologists, radiation oncologists, physicists, and dosimetrists is emphasized. We strongly believe that PET/CT based radiotherapy planning will improve the therapeutic output in terms of target definition and non-target avoidance and will play an important role in future therapeutic interventions in many malignant diseases.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Medical Imaging Reviews
Volume7
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)210-215
Number of pages6
ISSN1573-4056
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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