PET imaging in pediatric oncology
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- Shulkin, B.L. Pediatr Radiol (2004) 34: 199. doi:10.1007/s00247-003-1112-5
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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.