Guidelines

European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

, 37:181

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FDG PET and PET/CT: EANM procedure guidelines for tumour PET imaging: version 1.0

  • Ronald BoellaardAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre Email author 
  • , Mike J. O’DohertyAffiliated withPET Imaging Centre, Division of Imaging Sciences, King’s College London and Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • , Wolfgang A. WeberAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg
  • , Felix M. MottaghyAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital RWTH Aachen
  • , Markus N. LonsdaleAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital
  • , Sigrid G. StroobantsAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Antwerpen
  • , Wim J. G. OyenAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
  • , Joerg KotzerkeAffiliated withClinic and Outpatient Clinic for Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Dresden
  • , Otto S. HoekstraAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre
    • , Jan PruimAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Centre Groningen
    • , Paul K. MarsdenAffiliated withPET Imaging Centre, Division of Imaging Sciences, King’s College London and Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    • , Klaus TatschAffiliated withEANM Research Ltd. (EARL)
    • , Corneline J. HoekstraAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Jeroen Bosch Hospital
    • , Eric P. VisserAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
    • , Bertjan ArendsAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Physics, Catharina Hospital
    • , Fred J. VerzijlbergenAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, St. Antonius Hospital
    • , Josee M. ZijlstraAffiliated withDepartment of Haematology, VU University Medical Centre
    • , Emile F. I. ComansAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre
    • , Adriaan A. LammertsmaAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centre
    • , Anne M. PaansAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Centre Groningen
    • , Antoon T. WillemsenAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Centre Groningen
    • , Thomas BeyerAffiliated withcmi-experts GmbH
    • , Andreas BockischAffiliated withClinic for Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Essen
    • , Cornelia Schaefer-ProkopAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Academic Medical Center
    • , Dominique DelbekeAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • , Richard P. BaumAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Center for PET/CT
    • , Arturo ChitiAffiliated withNuclear Medicine, Istituto Clinico Humanitas
    • , Bernd J. KrauseAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Technische Universität München

Abstract

The aim of this guideline is to provide a minimum standard for the acquisition and interpretation of PET and PET/CT scans with [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). This guideline will therefore address general information about [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) and is provided to help the physician and physicist to assist to carrying out, interpret, and document quantitative FDG PET/CT examinations, but will concentrate on the optimisation of diagnostic quality and quantitative information.

Keywords

Guideline FDG PET PET/CT Tumour Oncology Quantification QC QA