Paediatric Tumours

  • Lucy Fowkes
  • Sue ChuaEmail author
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)


Radiotherapy (RT) is employed as a curative rather than palliative treatment in children with cancer. Paediatric cancers are rare, so use of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) to plan RT is typically performed by specialist centres. A physiologically heterogeneous population, ranging from neonate to adolescent, has practical implications for image acquisition, interpretation and RT dose. Increased susceptibility to the effects of ionising radiation leads to pronounced adverse effects, with the long-term risk of secondary malignancy amplified by concurrent chemotherapy and imaging studies performed during and after treatment [1].


Concurrent Chemotherapy Paediatric Cancer Secondary Malignancy Reduce Radiation Dose Procedural Compliance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiology & Radionuclide RadiologyThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine and PETRoyal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustSuttonUK

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