Advantages and Limitations
CT alone has conventionally informed radiotherapy planning. It provides anatomical information for delineation and electron density for dose calculation. Integrating PET-CT for radiotherapy planning offers the opportunity to individualize treatment and improve patient outcome. PET-CT’s molecular insight of tumour biology could facilitate a move away from ‘one-size-fits-all’ prescription to more accurate personalized radiotherapy .
KeywordsDose Calculation Radiotherapy Planning Dose Painting Biological Target Volume Precise Registration
We acknowledge NHS funding to the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Cancer and to Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
Conflict of Interest Notification
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