Over the past 20 y, PET/CT has had many technologic and developmental advancements for patient care. PET/CT has evolved from being used as a diagnosis and staging tool to now having an impact on treating cancer through a collaboration with radiation oncology. There are multiple considerations when integrating PET/CT into radiation therapy planning, such as the needs of the PET/CT center, the types of scans to offer, workflow considerations between the PET/CT center and the radiation therapy planning center, PET/CT center growth and demand on schedules, and the impact PET/CT will have on radiation treatment planning. Careful planning and implementation are important in offering patients optimum care that integrates PET/CT in radiation therapy planning.
- CT therapy planning
- Radiation oncology
- Radiation planning
- Radiation therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging