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The application of functional imaging techniques to personalise chemoradiotherapy in upper gastrointestinal malignancies.

Wilson JM, Partridge M, Hawkins M - Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) (2014)

Bottom Line: The sensitivity and specificity of FDG-PET to predict treatment response and survival are not currently high enough to inform treatment decisions.FDG-PET improves target volume definition in oesophageal cancer by improving the accuracy of tumour length definition and by improving the nodal staging of patients.The current limitations of published studies prevent integrating imaging-derived parameters into decision making on an individual patient basis.

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Affiliation: CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Gray Laboratories, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: james.wilson@oncology.ox.ac.uk.

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Axial image from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in a patient with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. An FDG-avid peripancreatic node that was not identified at the time of diagnostic CECT was detected and included in gross tumour volume definition at the time of radiotherapy planning.
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fig2: Axial image from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in a patient with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. An FDG-avid peripancreatic node that was not identified at the time of diagnostic CECT was detected and included in gross tumour volume definition at the time of radiotherapy planning.


The application of functional imaging techniques to personalise chemoradiotherapy in upper gastrointestinal malignancies.

Wilson JM, Partridge M, Hawkins M - Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) (2014)

Axial image from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in a patient with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. An FDG-avid peripancreatic node that was not identified at the time of diagnostic CECT was detected and included in gross tumour volume definition at the time of radiotherapy planning.
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fig2: Axial image from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in a patient with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. An FDG-avid peripancreatic node that was not identified at the time of diagnostic CECT was detected and included in gross tumour volume definition at the time of radiotherapy planning.
Bottom Line: The sensitivity and specificity of FDG-PET to predict treatment response and survival are not currently high enough to inform treatment decisions.FDG-PET improves target volume definition in oesophageal cancer by improving the accuracy of tumour length definition and by improving the nodal staging of patients.The current limitations of published studies prevent integrating imaging-derived parameters into decision making on an individual patient basis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Gray Laboratories, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: james.wilson@oncology.ox.ac.uk.

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Related in: MedlinePlus