EANM’12 – CTE Session III
EANM/ESTRO Joint Session
October 29, 2012, 14:30 – 16:00
PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning
Moderators: H. Ryder (Dublin), M .Hinterreiter (Linz)
- Indicate the general considerations and challenges regarding positioning of patients for radiotherapy.
- State how to achieve good immobilization of the lung cancer patient.
- Explain the first treatment course – how to use the skin marks and reference marks from the PET/CT scan.
- State the basic principles of tumour delineation in general and with PET/CT.
- Outline pitfalls when working with PET/CT for radiotherapy planning.
- Discuss collaboration between PET and radiotherapy departments.
- Explain how to evaluate the extent of lung tumour motion in PET and CT images.
- Outline the significance of the impact of tumour motion for the radiotherapy treatment process.
- Define the uncertainties in imaging and treatment of mobile lung tumours.
This session is designed to help radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists to understand the importance of a correct target definition of lung cancer tumors for patients receiving radiotherapy by using PET/CT and 4D PET& CT.
First, the session starts with a practical demonstration showing the importance of good patient immobilization and reproducible positioning from a RTT’s point of view. Next delineation of the tumour by using PET images and the impact of PET/CT on the final treatment plan.
A future prospective about approach and methodology in treatment when using 4D PET & CT to account for breathing related motion.
PET/CT Radiotherapy Planning, Immobilization, Delineation, Collaboration, 4D PET & CT