Study: SPECT sheds light on liver function, may aid cancer treatment

02/9/2013 | MedicalXpress.com

SPECT imaging with 99mTc-labeled iminodiacetic acid before and during radiation therapy to monitor hepatic function in patients with unresectable liver cancer provides data that could allow for more personalized treatment plans, according to a study presented at an imaging and radiation therapy conference. "The physiological adaptation of radiation therapy based upon individual response assessment is a valuable new paradigm worth additional testing," said lead researcher Hesheng Wang of the University of Michigan.

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