FDG-PET/CT Imaging-Based Target Volume Delineation for Preoperative Conformal Radiotherapy of Rectal Carcinoma


Yavuz M. N. , Topkan E., Yavuz A. A. , Aydin M. , Onal C., Reyhan M., ...More

UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.20, no.2, pp.67-74, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-74

Abstract

Positron emission tomography (PET) has the potential to improve staging and radiation treatment-planning (RTP) for tumors in various sites. We compared computed tomography (CT) with co-registered 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET-CT) as the basis for delineating gross tumor volume (GTV) in patients with rectal carcinoma undergoing preoperative three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT).