Journal article

The Role of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Planning Radiotherapy in Endometrial Cancer

Bryony Simcock, Kailash Narayan, Elizabeth Drummond, David Bernshaw, Elizabeth Wells, Rodney J Hicks

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The optimal method of assessing disease distribution in endometrial cancer is widely debated. Knowledge of disease distribution assists in planning adjuvant radiotherapy; in this study we used positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to assess disease distribution before radiotherapy. METHODS: Seventy-three consecutive patients referred to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for adjuvant radiotherapy for endometrial cancer, with either high-risk disease after a hysterectomy or recurrent disease, had a PET/CT before treatment. The findings on PET/CT and clinical course were recorded. RESULTS: PET/CT found additional disease in 35% of postoperative patients, changing ..

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