, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 199-204
Date: 27 Jan 2004

PET imaging in pediatric oncology

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High-quality PET imaging of pediatric patients is challenging and requires attention to issues commonly encountered in the practice of pediatric nuclear medicine, but uncommon to the imaging of adult patients. These include intravenous access, fasting, sedation, consent, and clearance of activity from the urinary tract. This paper discusses some technical differences involved in pediatric PET to enhance the quality of scans and assure the safety and comfort of pediatric patients.

This work was supported by NCI R01 CA54217 and M01-RR00042 from the Clinical Research Center of the University of Michigan
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The author(s) have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation to disclose in the context of this CME activity. There is nothing to disclose regarding investigational or “off-label” use of medical devices or other products, or any pharmaceutical agents