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PET in Comparison with Other Modalities

  • Prathamesh Joshi
  • Sandip Basu
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Abstract

Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Various imaging modalities like computed tomography (CT), ultrasonography (USG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based on anatomic information play a vital role for the management of cancer patients; however, they have a notable limitation of inability to identify morphologically normal but functionally abnormal tissues. This limitation is overcome by functional imaging modalities such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). Fusion imaging in form of PET-CT has integrated the functional and morphological information in one investigation and has emerged as one of the most useful modality in practice of oncology. It has changed dramatically the management of numerous cancers and its impact has been felt worldwide.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Standardize Uptake Value Functional Imaging Modality Detect Tumor Recurrence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research CentreTata Memorial Hospital AnnexeMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research CentreTata Memorial Hospital AnnexeMumbaiIndia

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