ID 84890
Title Transcription
PET/CT ケンサ ノ ジョウキョウ
Title Alternative
Introduction of PET/CT
Author
Otsuka, Hideki Department of Radiology, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
PET/CT
FDG
oncology
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
This article was described about the PET/CT system which was newly introduced to Tokushima University Hospital in October, 2005. We have already experienced more than 2000 studies since the introduction of the system. PET/CT system is a hybrid equipment which combined PET machine and CT machine in one body. Patients have a PET scan and a CT scan at one stop. PET/CT can fuse biological/metabolic and morphologic information at one series. Fifteen diseases are covered by health insurance, including 13 malignancies. Most of the clinical applications are lung cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, malignant lymphoma and colon cancer. Clinical utilities of PET/CT are 1)staging of malignancy, 2)detection of tumor recurrence/metastases, 3)restaging after some treatment, 4)monitoring of the effect of treatment, 5)identifying the malignant lesion from benign one.
PET/CT have already played an important role in clinical oncology, more widespread clinical usage is expected.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
62
Issue
5-6
Start Page
175
End Page
178
Sort Key
175
Published Date
2006-12-20
Remark
FullText File
language
jpn
departments
Medical Sciences