Positron Emission Tomography in Oncology

Council on Scientific Affairs Report of the Positron Emission Tomography Panel

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This report describes the current and potential uses of positron emission tomography in clinical medicine and research related to oncology. Assessment will be possible of metabolism and physiology of tumors and their effects on adjacent tissues. Specific probes are likely to be developed for target sites on tumors, including monoclonal antibodies and specific growth factors that recognize tumors. To date, most oncological applications of positron emission tomography tracers have been qualitative; in the future, quantitative metabolic measurements should aid in the evaluation of tumor biology and response to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2126-2131
Number of pages6
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number14
StatePublished - 8 Apr 1988


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