The Unique Role of Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET in Radioembolization

Bastiaannet, Remco, Lodge, Martin A., de Jong, Hugo W.A.M., Lam, Marnix G.E.H.


PET Clinics 14 (4), p. 447-457


Recent research into the efficacy of radioembolization has brought this field to an interesting position, in which fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET/CT is being used extensively for prognosis and response assessment, as well as a tool to define viable tumor volumes for the use in dosimetry. As such, there is an overlap with existing techniques used in radiotherapy; however, many are very specific to the radioembolization paradigm. This article describes the current state-of-the-art of the use of FDG-PET/CT for patient selection, prognosis, treatment evaluation, and as a research tool into absorbed dose-response relationships in radioembolization.