Improved lesion detection with time-of-flight PET scans affirmed

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 13:30 in Health & Medicine

For the first time, quantitative -- not qualitative -- data analysis has demonstrated that time-of-flight (TOF) positron emission tomography (PET) scans can improve cancer detection. Oncologic TOF fluorodeoxyglucose PET scans yielded significant improvements in lesion detection of lung and liver cancers over all contrasts and body mass indexes.

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