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However, the uptake of FDG is not specific for tumor tissue, and granulomatous or acute inflammatory processes can result in false-positive PET findings. An important limitation of FDG-PET in radiation treatment planning is the precise delineation of tumor tissue based on the PET images. Unlike anatomical imaging, the size of metabolic abnormalities varies depending on the scaling of the PET display. Whereas tumors often have well-defined anatomic borders on CT images, the edges of tumors on FDG-PET imaging appear indistinct to the contouring physician.

Accessed August 11, 2005. 39 POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY PET Clin 1 (2006) 39–49 FDG-PET and PET/CT in Radiation Therapy Simulation and Management of Patients Who Have Primary and Recurrent Breast Cancer Dwight E. Heron, & & & & & a,* MD , Sushil Beriwal, Conventional radiation therapy planning Image guidance for radiation therapy planning Radiation therapy planning: use of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography and positron emission tomography/computed tomography F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography for radiation therapy of the breast and loco-regional lymph nodes F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography for radiation treatment planning Precise anatomical information regarding the location and extent of tumor tissue is essential for radiation treatment planning.

In 1999, the author’s group published the results of the first clinical trial of any PEM instrument [12]. During the clinical trial of the PEM-1 scanner, we studied 14 patients, 10 of whom had various breast cancers confirmed by pathological investigation of the surgically excised specimens. 8:1 with respect to the surrounding breast tissue). Three other patients were considered PEM-positive on the basis of a significant count-rate asymmetry, after accounting for factors like isotope decay and volume of breast tissue in the field of view, and detector separation.

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