PET-Based Thoracic Radiation Oncology

Charles B. Simone, Sina Houshmand, Anusha Kalbasi, Ali Salavati, Abass Alavi

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Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET is increasingly being integrated into multiple aspects of oncology. PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) has become especially important in radiation oncology. With the increasing use of advanced techniques like intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton therapy, PET/CT scans have played critical roles in the target delineation of tumors for radiation oncologists delivering conformal treatment techniques. Use of PET/CT is well established in lung cancer and several other thoracic malignancies. This article details the current uses of PET/CT in thoracic radiation oncology with a focus on lung cancer and describes expected future roles of PET/CT for thoracic tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-332
Number of pages14
JournalPET Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive planning
  • Lung cancer
  • Personalized
  • PET/CT
  • Proton therapy
  • Radiation oncology
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy
  • Target delineation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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