Positron emission tomography in radiation treatment planning: the potential of metabolic imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Treatment planning and delivery of radiation therapy has benefited from new technology and techniques. Given the convergence of the improved ability to image active tumor and the delivery of radiation to very specific targets, the implications for a tighter integration of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with radiation treatment planning are apparent. This article summarizes developments in radiation therapy technology and the application of various PET tracers in diseases treated by radiation therapy, and looks to future possibilities of combining them.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chino, J; Das, S; Wong, T

Published Date

  • September 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 913 - 925

PubMed ID

  • 24010913

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rcl.2013.05.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States