December 24/31, 2003

Whole-Body Imaging With MRI or PET/CTThe Future for Single-Modality Imaging in Oncology?

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

JAMA. 2003;290(24):3248-3249. doi:10.1001/jama.290.24.3248

Planning treatment for patients with cancer relies heavily on imaging information to establish tumor stage at presentation and to assess tumor response to treatment. It is also becoming increasingly desirable to define precisely the tumor target to deliver various forms of local treatment as accurately as possible. Because different imaging modalities have different inherent soft tissue contrast properties, use of several imaging modalities in a stepwise approach is common.

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