18F-FDG-PET/CT vs CT in cancer detection

Imaging with 18F-FDG-PET/CT compared to CT for detecting cancer in patients with nonspecific signs and symptoms of cancer (NSSC) provides a higher diagnostic specificity and accuracy than does CT alone, according to a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Researchers from Denmark conducted a randomized prospective trial of patients with serious NSSC symptoms to determine if 18F-FDG-PET/CT was superior to CT as initial imaging modality in this patient group. Read more.

Tags: Cancer PET Research

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