Early Metabolic Response Evaluation After Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer: Pilot Experience with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography

M. Dahele, M. Freeman, S. Pearson, A. Brade, B. C.J. Cho, A. Hope, K. Franks, T. Purdie, J. P. Bissonnette, D. A. Jaffray, A. Bezjak, A. Sun*

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The early response of lung tumours to stereotactic radiotherapy was prospectively evaluated with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography. Three months after treatment, the maximum standardised uptake value and the tumour diameter fell by 64 and 30%, respectively. This imaging strategy therefore remains under ongoing evaluation with the aim of identifying predictive and prognostic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-363
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Oncology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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