PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning

  • Sue Chua

Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)

Also part of the PET/CT book sub series (PET/CT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Radiotherapy Planning in Oncology: Science and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lucy Fowkes, Kate Newbold
      Pages 3-9
  3. PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning - Technical and Practical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Alex Dunlop
      Pages 13-16
    3. Clare Ockwell, Shirley Summers
      Pages 17-22
    4. David Towey, Laurence Hill
      Pages 23-27
    5. Alison Tree, Maria Hawkins
      Pages 29-32
    6. Shaista Hafeez, Robert Huddart
      Pages 33-38
  4. PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning - Current Evidence and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Angus O’Connor, Helen M. Betts
      Pages 45-50
    3. Liam Welsh, Kate Newbold
      Pages 51-55
    4. Irene Chong, Diana Tait
      Pages 57-61
    5. Daniel R. Henderson, Nicholas van As
      Pages 63-66
    6. Susan Lalondrelle
      Pages 67-71
    7. Lucy Fowkes, Sue Chua
      Pages 73-76
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 77-78

About this book


This pocket book offers a succinct but comprehensive overview of the role of PET/CT in radiotherapy planning. Individual chapters are devoted to specific application of the technique to particular tumor types, including non-small cell lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck squamous cell, prostate, gynecological, and pediatric tumors. Helpful information is also presented on the practical implementation of PET/CT in routine oncological practice. Technical and logistical issues are discussed, and guidance provided on potential problems and pitfalls and available solutions. The book will be invaluable in assisting readers to exploit PET/CT’s ability to significantly improve delineation of tumor tissue through the addition of metabolic information to structural imaging data, thereby avoiding unnecessary radiation injury and associated complications while enhancing therapeutic effects and minimizing the risk of marginal recurrences. It is published within the Springer series Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging, compiled under the auspices of the British Nuclear Medicine Society. 


Hybrid Imaging PET/CT Radiotherapy Treatment Planning 18F-FDG Lung Cancer Head and Neck Cancers Gastrointestinal Malignancies Prostate Cancer Gynaecological Cancers Paediatric Cancers 4D-PET/CT

Editors and affiliations

  • Sue Chua
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and PETRoyal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustSuttonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54743-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54744-2
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Nuclear Medicine