The Role of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Management and Prediction of Survival in Pancreatic Cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The role of positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography (CT) in the management of pancreatic cancer patients has not been clearly established. Although value of PET/CT in the staging of pancreatic cancer is still being debated, several studies pointed to its superior role in determining therapy response, recurrence detection, and survival prediction in comparison to conventional imaging including contrast-enhanced CT. This article reviews the current literature on usefulness of PET/CT in the management of pancreatic cancer patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nunna, P; Sheikhbahaei, S; Ahn, S; Young, B; Subramaniam, RM

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 142 - 151

PubMed ID

  • 26484961

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-3145

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000323

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States