Is there any impact of PET/CT on radiotherapy planning in rectal cancer patients undergoing preoperative IMRT?


Kilic D., ÇATLI DİNÇ S., Ulger S., Kapucu L. Ö.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.1, pp.129-135, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1312-149
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-135
  • Keywords: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, PET/CT, rectal cancer, conformal radiotherapy, computed tomography, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, TARGET VOLUME DELINEATION, RADIATION TREATMENT, FDG-PET, CT, CHEMORADIOTHERAPY, FUSION, TRIAL

Abstract

Background/aim: To investigate the effect of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT)-based contouring on dosimetric parameters in rectal cancer patients undergoing preoperative intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).