Image fusion is a process in which nuclear medicine images are superimposed with CT or MRI to produce detailed views of the body, allowing information from two exams to be correlated and interpreted in a single image. This leads to the gathering of precise information and accurate diagnoses. When these methods are combined, radiologists can pinpoint the anatomic location of abnormal metabolic activity within the body. This module will explore the principles and applications of combined PET/CT technology in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The content in this course is applicable to radiology professionals in acute facilities with knowledge about the importance of fusion technology in cancer diagnosis and treatment and the future of fusion technology using PET and CT in patient care.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: PET/CT in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Fusion Technology in Cancer
PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer
PET/CT in Esophageal Cancer
PET/CT in Breast Cancer
PET/CT in Cervical Cancer
PET/CT in Colorectal Cancer
PET/CT in Prostate Cancer
PET/CT in Skin Cancer
PET/CT in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
PET/CT in Lung Cancer
The Future of Fusion Technology
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
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