EANM/SNMMI practice guideline for [18F]FDG PET/CT external beam radiotherapy treatment planning in uterine cervical cancer v1.0

Judit A. Adam, Annika Loft, Cyrus Chargari, Roberto C. Delgado Bolton, Elisabeth Kidd, Heiko Schöder, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Wouter V. Vogel

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this EANM / SNMMI Practice Guideline with ESTRO endorsement is to provide general information and specific considerations about [18F]FDG PET/CT in advanced uterine cervical cancer for external beam radiotherapy planning with emphasis on staging and target definition, mostly in FIGO stages IB3-IVA and IVB, treated with curative intention. Methods: Guidelines from related fields, relevant literature and leading experts have been consulted during the development of this guideline. As this field is rapidly evolving, this guideline cannot be seen as definitive, nor is it a summary of all existing protocols. Local variations should be taken into consideration when applying this guideline. Conclusion: The background, common clinical indications, qualifications and responsibilities of personnel, procedure / specifications of the examination, documentation / reporting and equipment specifications, quality control and radiation safety in imaging is discussed with an emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1188-1199
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume48
Issue number4
Early online date2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • Guideline
  • PET/CT
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Radiation oncology
  • Treatment planning
  • [ F]FDG

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