About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

PET Scans Could Predict Treatment Outcomes In Cancer

by Medindia Content Team on February 7, 2006 at 7:31 PM
Font : A-A+

PET Scans Could Predict Treatment Outcomes In Cancer

Advertisement
Malik Juweid, M.D., associate professor of radiology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, says that using positron emission tomography (PET) technology can help doctors gauge the response of a cancer to the treatment being provided.

Juweid and co-author Bruce Cheson, M.D., of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital have explained about the extended usage of PET n gauging the response of the tumor in the February 2 issue of the New England Journal
Advertisement
of Medicine. The report says that increasing the use of PET imaging will improve the delivery of cancer care. The PET radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is absorbed more actively by tumor cells and it is this characteristic that could make it very useful in assessing the impact of treatment on cancer.
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
Seasonal Allergy Medications
How to Choose the Best Eczema-Friendly Moisturizer for Children?
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Radioisotope Scan Cancer and Homeopathy Cancer Facts Cancer Positron Emission Tomography Scan Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography 

Most Popular on Medindia

Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Find a Doctor Post-Nasal Drip Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Blood - Sugar Chart Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Drug Side Effects Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Diaphragmatic Hernia Indian Medical Journals

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE