The role of FDG-PET/CT imaging after radiation therapy

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FDG-PET/CT is both sensitive and specific for the detection of persistent cervical cancer in the immediate posttherapy setting (3 months) and in the long-term follow-up of these patients. The value in posttherapy surveillance is in the detection of asymptomatic recurrent disease than can successfully be salvaged. Based on time-to-recurrence data, it is recommended that patients undergo routine surveillance including a history, physical examination, and clinically indicated imaging studies. Routine FDG-PET/CT should be performed 3 months posttherapy, every 6 months for 3 years, every year for two additional years, and then as clinically indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S27-S29
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number1 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Oct 2007


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