Special Issue "Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Oncology"


A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Annika Loft
Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://pet.rh.dk/RH/Annika_Loft_Jakobsen/
E-Mail: annika.loft.jakobsen@regionh.dk
Interests: PET; PET/CT; oncology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Positron emission tomography (PET) has been called “the fastest growing medical technology ever”. Regardless of whether this is absolutely true, there is no doubt that PET has dramatically changed the handling of many cancer patients.
PET has in different cancer forms proved to be excellent for diagnosing, staging and treatment monitoring. FDG-PET has strong prognostic value and may be used for tailoring therapy including external radiation.
Accordingly, decades of evaluation and research of mainly FDG-PET has established this as a powerful tool in cancer patients. However, this may only be the beginning of the PET era since the concept of molecular imaging with use of different PET tracers for tissue characterization in cancer may very well be what is needed to make the paradigm of tailored therapy come true.
This special issue invites all types of submission on use of PET in cancer. Both experimental, preclinical and clinical papers are welcome.

Dr. Annika Loft
Guest Editor


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  • positron emission tomography
  • oncology
  • cancer
  • tailored therapy
  • diagnosis
  • staging
  • response monitoring

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Last update: 20 December 2013

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