, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 181-200,
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Date: 14 Nov 2009

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


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.

This guideline is a joint project of the EANM Oncology Committee and the EANM Physics Committee. In addition, this guideline is based on the following three documents:
(1) DGN (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin) Leitlinie: “FDG-PET/CT in der Onkologie” by Krause BJ, Beyer T, Bockisch A, Delbeke D, Kotzerke J, Minkov V, Reiser M, Willich N, Arbeitsausschuss Positronenemissionstomographie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin. 2007.
(2) SNM Guidelines: “Procedure Guidelines for tumour imaging with 18F-FDG PET/CT 1.0.” by Delbeke D, Coleman RE, Guiberteau MF, Brown ML, Royal HD, Siegel BA, Townsend DW, Berland LL, Parker JA, Hubner K, Stabin MG, Zubal G, Kachelries M, Cronin V, Holbrook S. 2006.
(3) “Applications of F18-FDG-PET in Oncology and Standardisation for Multi-Centre Studies” by Boellaard R, Oyen WJG, Hoekstra CJ, Hoekstra OS, Visser EP, Willemsen AT, Arends AJ, Verzijlbergen JF, Paans AM, Comans EFI, Lugtenburg E, Stoker J, Schaefer-Prokop C, Zijlstra JM, Pruim J. HOVON Imaging workgroup and the Netherlands Society of Nuclear Medicine. 2007