The role of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in management and prediction of survival in pancreatic cancer

Pratyusha Nunna, Sara Sheikhbahaei, Sejin Ahn, Brenda Young, Rathan M. Subramaniam

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The role of positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography (CT) in the management of pancreatic cancer patients has not been clearly established. Although value of PET/CT in the staging of pancreatic cancer is still being debated, several studies pointed to its superior role in determining therapy response, recurrence detection, and survival prediction in comparison to conventional imaging including contrast-enhanced CT. This article reviews the current literature on usefulness of PET/CT in the management of pancreatic cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-151
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016



  • management
  • pancreatic cancer
  • PET/CT
  • prediction of survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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