Molecular Imaging and Precision Medicine: PET/Computed Tomography and Therapy Response Assessment in Oncology.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A variety of methods have been developed to assess tumor response to therapy. Standardized qualitative criteria based on 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose PET/computed tomography have been proposed to evaluate the treatment effectiveness in specific cancers and these allow more accurate therapy response assessment and survival prognostication. Multiple studies have addressed the utility of the volumetric PET biomarkers as prognostic indicators but there is no consensus about the preferred segmentation methodology for these metrics. Heterogeneous intratumoral uptake was proposed as a novel PET metric for therapy response assessment. PET imaging techniques will be used to study the biological behavior of cancers during therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sheikhbahaei, S; Mena, E; Pattanayak, P; Taghipour, M; Solnes, LB; Subramaniam, RM

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 105 - 118

PubMed ID

  • 27863562

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-9809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cpet.2016.08.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States