Potential Roles of Total-Body PET/Computed Tomography in Pediatric Imaging

Lorenzo Nardo, Jeffrey P. Schmall, Thomas J. Werner, Marcio Malogolowkin, Ramsey D. Badawi, Abass Alavi

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Abstract

In the current diagnostic paradigm, the substantial physical sensitivity gain is the main advantage of total-body (TB) PET/computed tomography (CT). Therefore, it is up to the imaging community to tailor protocols that take advantage of this unique innovation as it relates to the needs of the pediatric population. However, the paradigm-shifting promise of TB-PET/CT lies in its capability to perform dynamic, delayed, and low-dose imaging, which have the potential to vastly increase the range of diseases and disorders that can be investigated or managed using molecular imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-279
Number of pages9
JournalPET Clinics
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Pediatrics
  • PET
  • Total body

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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