腫瘍PETイメージング [in Japanese] Oncology PET Imaging [in Japanese]
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At the beginning of this article, likening medical images to “Where is Waldo?” I indicate the concept of diagnostic process of PET/CT imaging, so that medical physics specialists could understand the role of each imaging modality and infer our distress for image diagnosis. Then, I state the present situation of PET imaging and the basics (e.g. health insurance coverage, clinical significance, principle, protocol, and pitfall) of oncology FDG-PET imaging which accounts for more than 99% of all clinical PET examinations in Japan. Finally, I would like to give a wishful prospect of oncology PET that will expand to be more cancer-specific in order to assess therapeutic effects of emerging molecular targeted drugs targeting the “hallmarks of cancer”.
- Japanese Journal of Medical Physics (Igakubutsuri)
Japanese Journal of Medical Physics (Igakubutsuri) 34(1), 3-9, 2014
Japan Society of Medical Physics