Physics advances help shape clinical PET

PET is widely employed in the clinic to track molecules within the body with high sensitivity. Currently, the vast majority of PET scans are performed using the radiotracer 18F-FDG to image tumours. But according to Charalampos (Harry) Tsoumpas, a lecturer in medical imaging at the University of Leeds, PET has a lot more to offer when it comes to clinical applications. “When PET was combined with CT, that was a big breakthrough that changed clinical practise,” said Tsoumpas. “But I believe that molecular imaging is just starting.” Read more.

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