An Australian study that compared results of baseline PET/CT scans using the 18F-fluorothymidine tracer with routine staging 18F-FDG PET/CT scans found that 18F-FLT allowed for monitoring of changes in the cellular spread of nonsmall-cell lung cancer during chemo-radiotherapy. The findings show that the 18F-FLT tracer could be useful in improving NSCLC treatments based on patients' response.

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