Single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPET/CT) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to image cancer

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  • Jean-Louis Alberini MD,

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    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
    • Nuclear Medicine Department, Institute Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France. Fax: 0033 147111573.
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  • Veronique Edeline MD,

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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  • Anne Laure Giraudet MD,

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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  • Laurence Champion MD,

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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  • Benoit Paulmier MD,

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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  • Olivier Madar PharmD,

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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  • Anne Poinsignon PhD,

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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  • Dominique Bellet MD, PhD,

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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  • Alain Paul Pecking MD

    1. Service de Médecine nucléaire, Institut Curie, Hôpital René Huguenin, 35 rue Dailly, F 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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Abstract

Hybrid systems associating the sharpness of anatomic images coming from computed tomography (CT) and radionuclide functional imaging (SPET or PET) are opening a new era in oncology. This multimodal imaging method is now routinely used for the diagnosis, extent, follow up, treatment response and detection of occult disease in different types of malignancies with a significant impact on the treatment strategy leading for a change for more than 68% of all investigated patients. J. Surg. Oncol. 2011;103:602–606. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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