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La PET-TAC 18F-FDG en la planificación de radioterapia en cáncer de pulmón: impacto sobre la actitud diagnóstico-terapéutica. Estudio en nuestro medio

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Fierro Alanis, María Patricia (2017) La PET-TAC 18F-FDG en la planificación de radioterapia en cáncer de pulmón: impacto sobre la actitud diagnóstico-terapéutica. Estudio en nuestro medio. [Thesis]

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Abstract

In the Western world, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death. It is usually presented as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC accounts for 85% of all lung cancers. FDG PET/CT has an established role in the staging and management of NSCLC and also plays an increasingly important role in radiotherapy planning. Currently about half of the patients diagnosed with malignancy are subjected to a radiation treatment, alone or in combination with another treatment. To define the volumes of treatment, CT is the standard diagnostic test. A precise definition of tumour volume to be irradiated is a prerequisite for successful radiotherapy. For all these reasons it is important for the radiation oncologist to have the availability of molecular imaging methods. PET has the potential to provide this type of information, which has led to the definition of a new concept, the biological target volume (BTV) added to classic radiotherapy and volumes defined by the currently used ICRU 50- 62 and 83...


Item Type:Thesis
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Tesis inédita de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Radiología y Medicina Física, leída el 02-02-2016

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Carreras Delgado, José Luis
Delgado Bolton, Roberto Carlos
Heras González, Manuel de las
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmones, cancer
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):lungs, cancer
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Diagnostic imaging and Nuclear medicine
Medical sciences > Medicine > Oncology
ID Code:41536
Deposited On:24 Feb 2017 10:08
Last Modified:24 Feb 2017 10:08

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