Guidelines

European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 181-200

Open Access This content is freely available online to anyone, anywhere at any time.

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 withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreEANM Research Ltd. (EARL)
    • , Corneline J. HoekstraAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Jeroen Bosch Hospital
    • , Eric P. VisserAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
    • , Bertjan ArendsAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreDepartment of Clinical Physics, Catharina Hospital
    • , Fred J. VerzijlbergenAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, St. Antonius Hospital
    • , Josee M. ZijlstraAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreDepartment 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 withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical Centrecmi-experts GmbH
    • , Andreas BockischAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreClinic for Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Essen
    • , Cornelia Schaefer-ProkopAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreDepartment of Radiology, Academic Medical Center
    • , Dominique DelbekeAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreDepartment of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • , Richard P. BaumAffiliated withDepartment of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University Medical CentreDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Center for PET/CT
    • , Arturo ChitiAffiliated withPET Imaging Centre, Division of Imaging Sciences, King’s College London and Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustNuclear Medicine, Istituto Clinico Humanitas
    • , Bernd J. KrauseAffiliated withPET Imaging Centre, Division of Imaging Sciences, King’s College London and Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustDepartment 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