Intérêt de la tomographie par émission de positons couplée à la scanographie (TEP/TDM) dans les cancers urologiques

Translated title of the contribution: Value of positron emission tomography and computer tomography (PET/CT) for urologic malignancies

N. Boujelbene, J. O. Prior, A. Boubaker, D. Azria, M. Schaffer, E. Gez, P. Jichlinski, J. Y. Meuwly, R. O. Mirimanoff, M. Ozsahin, A. Zouhair

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Abstract

Positron emission tomography is a functional imaging technique that allows the detection of the regional metabolic rate, and is often coupled with other morphological imaging technique such as computed tomography. The rationale for its use is based on the clearly demonstrated fact that functional changes in tumor processes happen before morphological changes. Its introduction to the clinical practice added a new dimension in conventional imaging techniques. This review presents the current and proposed indications of the use of positron emission/computed tomography for prostate, bladder and testes, and the potential role of this exam in radiotherapy planning.

Translated title of the contributionValue of positron emission tomography and computer tomography (PET/CT) for urologic malignancies
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalCancer radiotherapie : journal de la Societe francaise de radiotherapie oncologique
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bladder
  • PET/CT
  • Planning
  • Prostate
  • Radiotherapy
  • Testicle
  • Urologic cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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