Common clinical indications of PET

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What are some examples of common clinical indications of PET?

  • • 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT is useful to stage cancers at baseline, to guide treatment, and to assess tumor response following therapeutic intervention.
  • • FDG PET/CT is also useful to localize seizure foci in the brain, to assess patients with cognitive impairment, and to evaluate for brain tumor recurrence.
  • • 82 Rb PET/CT is useful to detect and evaluate the effects of coronary artery disease on myocardial perfusion.
  • • 18 F-sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT is useful to detect and evaluate osteoblastic metastatic disease in patients with cancer.
  • • 11 C-acetate PET/CT is useful to detect the presence and location of recurrent prostate cancer in men with biochemical recurrence following treatment.

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