Evaluation of pulmonary nodules and lung cancer with one-inch crystal gamma coincidence positron emission tomography/CT versus dedicated positron emission tomography/CT

K Moodie, Martin H Cherk, E Lau, A Turlakow, Stewart Andrew Skinner, R J Hicks, M J Kelly, Victor Kalff

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Dedicated positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scanners using BGO and related detectors (d-PET) have become standard imaging instruments in many malignancies. Hybrid gamma camera systems using NaI detectors in coincidence mode (g-PET) have been compared to d-PET but reported usefulness has been variable when gamma cameras with half-inch to three-fourth-inch thick crystals have been used without CT. Our aim was to compare g-PET with a 1-in.-thick crystal and inbuilt CT for lesion localization and attenuation correction (g-PET/CT) and d-PET/CT in patients presenting with potential and confirmed lung malignancies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32 - 39
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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