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The Role of PET/CT Molecular Imaging in the Diagnosis of Recurrence and Surveillance of Patients Treated for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Abstract: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and its prognosis remains poor. Molecular imaging with 18F-FDG PET/CT can metabolically characterize the nature of lesions as benign or malignant, allowing a better staging at the diagnosis of this kind of patient. This advantage can also be applied in the re-staging due to the suspicion of recurrent disease. Many patients have a recurrence of the disease, including surgically treated patients. In the current context, with new personalized oncological treatments, the surveillance for recurrence and its accurate diagnosis are crucial to improve their survival. In this paper, we revise the current knowledge about the clinical and molecular factors related to the recurrent disease. In the context of new, promising, available personalized treatments, the role of molecular imaging with PET/CT and 18F-FDG and non-18F-FDG radiotracers in the follow-up of NSCLC-treated patients is especially attractive and interesting.

 Fuente: Diagnostics 2016, 6, 36

 Editorial: MDPI AG

 Año de publicación: 2016

 Nº de páginas: 10

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/diagnostics6040036

 ISSN: 2075-4418

Autoría

JULIO FRANCISCO JIMENEZ BONILLA

Mª ISABEL MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ

ARCOCHA TORRES, MARÍA DE

JOSE MANUEL CARRIL CARRIL

BANZO, IGNACIO