Dual-headed Coincidence PET vs. Dedicated PET/CT in the Evaluation of Thoracic Malignancies
2010 (English)In: In Vivo, ISSN 0258-851X, Vol. 24, no 2, 235-238 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of coincidence PET imaging as compared with dedicated PET/CT in cancer staging. Patients and Methods: Sixteen patients with thoracic malignancies referred to a PET/CT examination accepted to repeat the acquisition with a coincidence PET system. One experienced nuclear medicine physician compiled a report from the PET/CT examinations and the coincidence PET images. The reports were compared and evaluated according to the degree of agreement: no agreement, unsatisfactory, acceptable or satisfying agreement. Results: Satisfying or acceptable agreement between the PET/CT and the coincidence PET examination was found in 14 out of 16 patients (88%). The main issue for the examining physician was to anatomically locate the FDG uptake in the mediastinum in The coincidence PET images. Conclusion: The data from this small study imply that the staging results obtained with coincidence PET are in most cases concordant with those obtained with dedicated PET/CT.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 24, no 2, 235-238 p.
PET, PET/CT, thoracic malignacies
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-136660ISI: 000275974100021PubMedID: 20364002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-136660DiVA: diva2:377340