Jun 2016 The British journal of radiology

An alternative parameter for early forecasting clinical response in NSCLC patients during radiotherapy: proof of concept study.

Auteurs

Padovani L, Baret A, Ciccolini J, Taieb D, Bardia F, Teissonnier L, Muracciole X, Barlesi F, Barbolosi D

Résumé

Positron emission tomography with (18)F fludeoxyglucose integrated with CT ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) is a recommended imaging procedure in the evaluation of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). Radiochemotherapy (RCT) is a mainstay for treatment of locally advanced NSCLC, for which overall survival still remains poor. Early evaluation of treatment response may help in decision-making to complete radiotherapy (RT) or to switch to other treatment modalities. The present study aimed to evaluate the performance of new metabolic parameters based on a simplified kinetic analysis on a single time point (SKA-S)-derived mathematical method, as compared with standardized uptake value (SUV) measurement during RT.

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