The engagement of FDG PET/CT image quality and harmonized quantification: from competitive to complementary

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The use of F-18-FDG PET/CT as a quantitative imaging biomarker requires standardization and harmonization of imaging procedures and PET/CT system performance to obtain repeatable and reproducible quantitative data. However, a PET/CT system optimized to meet international quantitative standards is not necessarily optimized for use as a diagnostic tool (i.e. for lesion detectability). Several solutions have been proposed and validated, but until recently none of them had been implemented commercially. Vendor-provided solutions allowing the use of PET/CT both as a diagnostic tool and as a quantitative imaging biomarker are therefore greatly needed and would be highly appreciated. In this invited perspective one such solution is highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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