This work outlines the clinical implementation of total-body PET/CT from the time of installation at UC Davis EXPLORER Molecular Imaging Center in May 2019 to date (September 2020). This process has not been without challenges: logistical, technical, and medical problems were all encountered and are discussed. The mutual learning/teaching engagement among nuclear medicine technologists, research staff, radiologists, and referring physicians has been the key to the past year's achievements; these include development of ground-breaking clinical protocols for a range of Food and Drug Administration–approved radiotracers, and the attainment of a measure of expertise in clinical total-body PET/CT.
- Human imaging
- Positron emission tomography
- Total-body PET
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging