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Applications of FDG PET in Oncology: Best Clinical Practice PDF

Applications of FDG PET in Oncology Best Clinical Practice PDF free download – Currently, the quality of life is important in the treatment of cancer patients and minimally invasive and individualized therapy is required. Accurate evaluation of the characteristics of a tumor is very important for optimized cancer therapy and imaging tests play an important role in the management of cancer. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are popular imaging tests and they can provide minute morphological information about tumor lesions. However, recently nonsurgical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy are often used and the evaluation of functional aspects of tumors is very important to successfully perform these kinds of therapies. For example, tumors do not always decrease in size after successful chemotherapy using molecular targeted agents such as imatinib mesylate. Under such situations, F-18 fuorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is commonly performed to evaluate metabolic activity of tumors and this imaging test is getting popular in Japan as in other developed countries

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