Positron emission tomography in oncology Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Molecular Imaging

abstract

  • This report describes the current and potential uses of positron emission tomography in clinical medicine and research related to oncology. Assessment will be possible of metabolism and physiology of tumors and their effects on adjacent tissues. Specific probes are likely to be developed for target sites on tumors, including monoclonal antibodies and specific growth factors that recognize tumors. To date, most oncological applications of positron emission tomography tracers have been qualitative; in the future, quantitative metabolic measurements should aid in the evaluation of tumor biology and response to treatment.

publication date

  • April 29, 1988

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.259.14.2126

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2126

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 259

number

  • 14