18F-Fluoride Imaging: Monitoring Therapy

  • Elba Etchebehere
  • Kalevi Kairemo
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)


Novel oncologic therapeutic agents, whether chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, or radiotracers such as 223Ra and 177Lu-PSMA are expensive and diagnostic test able to predict and monitor response to treatment, avoid overtreatment and unnecessary costs, will improve patient management and guide individualized therapy. In this chapter, we will discuss 18F-Fluoride PET/CT’s capability to monitor therapy in three different time points: prior to initiation of therapy (baseline scans), during treatment (interim scans), and after therapy (follow-up scans).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elba Etchebehere
    • 1
  • Kalevi Kairemo
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular RadiotherapyDocrates Cancer CenterHelsinkiFinland

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