Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 325–334 | Cite as

Japanese guideline for the oncology FDG-PET/CT data acquisition protocol: synopsis of Version 1.0

  • Hiroyoshi FukukitaEmail author
  • Michio Senda
  • Takashi Terauchi
  • Kazufumi Suzuki
  • Hiromitsu Daisaki
  • Keiichi Matsumoto
  • Yasuhiko Ikari
  • Masuo Hayashi
Technical Note


This synopsis outlines the Japanese guideline Version 1.0 for the data acquisition protocol of oncology FDG-PET/CT scans that was created by a joint task force of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JSNMT) and the Japanese Council of PET Imaging, and published in Kakuigaku-Gijutsu 29(2):195–235, 2009, in Japanese. The guideline aims at standardizing the PET image quality among facilities and different PET/CT scanner models by determining and/or evaluating the data acquisition condition in experiments using an IEC body phantom, as well as by proposing the criteria for human image quality evaluation using patient noise equivalent count (NEC), NEC density, and liver signal-to-noise ratio.


Guideline FDG-PET Oncology NEC QC 



This work was supported in part by the Grant-in-Aid for Cancer Research (21-5-2) of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyoshi Fukukita
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michio Senda
    • 2
  • Takashi Terauchi
    • 3
  • Kazufumi Suzuki
    • 4
  • Hiromitsu Daisaki
    • 3
  • Keiichi Matsumoto
    • 5
  • Yasuhiko Ikari
    • 2
  • Masuo Hayashi
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNational Center for Global Health and MedicineIchikawaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Biomedical Research and InnovationKobeJapan
  3. 3.National Cancer CenterTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Dokkyo Medical University HospitalTochigiJapan
  5. 5.Kyoto College of Medical ScienceKyotoJapan
  6. 6.Osaka Medical College HospitalTakatsukiJapan

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