PET-CT


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PET-CT

positron emission tomography, and computed tomography (used together to identify metastases in patients with cancer).
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PET-CT scan diagnose even smallest spot of cancer in the body from head to toe.
18]FDG PET-CT for tumor distant metastasis staging: Comparison with [sup.
Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha said: 'Western Cape provincial government is so thankful for the PET-CT scanner, which will bring enormous relief to the staff and capacity at Tygerberg Hospital.
She said: "Having the PET-CT scan meant that I found out whether my treatment was working much earlier.
Currently, the most common indication for a PET-CT scan is to evaluate thyroid cancer.
Whilst there has been some interest in the potential use of 18F-FDG PET for axillary nodal staging, it seems that the current generation of PET-CT scanners do not offer sufficient accuracy to be of practical use.
They found that response of the tumour to treatment with PET-CT had a sensitivity (rate of true positives) of 83 percent, specificity (rate of true negatives) of 54 percent, positive predictive value (probability that patients who test positive have the disease) of 31 percent and negative predictive value (probability that patients who test negative do not have the disease) of 92 percent.
Patients were randomly assigned to undergo additional endoscopic procedures using conventional staging methods or PETCT staging to see whether the use of PET-CT improved diagnostic accuracy and avoided futile thoracotomies.
New PET-CT scanning services for cancer patients are expected to be available soon, with facilities provided at both the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbro ugh.
Researchers attributed the false-positives to problems with the PET-CT software.
CHICAGO -- The accuracy of PET-CT for detecting recurrent ovarian cancer is high, Dr.