Clinical Implementation of Total-Body PET/CT at University of California, Davis

Lorenzo Nardo, Yasser G. Abdelhafez, Benjamin A. Spencer, Ramsey D. Badawi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPET Clinics
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Human imaging
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Total-body PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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