CT-derived SULps can improve accuracy of PET imaging in advanced cancer patients
Cancer patients often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass (LBM). Neglecting to account for these changes can prevent clinicians from obtaining precise data from molecular imaging, but a new method of measuring LBM takes changes in individual body composition into account for better staging of disease and therapy monitoring.
... “Patients with advanced cancer tend to lose muscle and may gain fat, and these changes in body composition can significantly modify PET results, independent of the actual metabolic activity of the tumor,” said Alexander McEwan, MD, principal author of the study from the University of Alberta Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. Read more.