Study: In-room PET useful for monitoring proton therapy

02/9/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

In-room PET imaging while patients are undergoing proton therapy allows for treatment monitoring while avoiding problems related to moving a patient to a new room for scanning, according to a study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. "We found that the standalone in-room PET scanner on wheels could be promptly positioned after radiation delivery in as little as two minutes, and this represents a reasonable system that could be replicated at other proton facilities," researchers said.

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