Whole-Body Scans Compare Primary & Met in Lung Cancer

June 10, 2015

BALTIMORE — By shuttling the imaging bed backward and forward during positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, it is possible to obtain whole-body dynamic images of both primary tumors and metastases in lung cancer patients.

"This option is now available in commercialized clinical scanners," reported lead investigator Ning Guo, PhD, from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in Boston.

She was presenting the findings here at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting.

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