PET scans in radiotherapy planning of lung cancer

Dirk De Ruysscher*, Carl-Martin Kirsch

*Corresponding author for this work

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Especially for non-small cell lung cancer. FOG-PET has in the majority of the patients led to the safe decrease of radiotherapy volumes, enabling radiation-dose escalation and, experimentally, redistribution of radiation doses within the tumor. In limited-disease small cell lung cancer, the role of FDG-PET is emerging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-338
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010


  • Radiotherapy
  • PET
  • Lung cancer
  • Delineation
  • Target volumes


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