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Guidelines for the use of PET-CT in children, Second edition

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Last updated:1st Apr 2014

The use of positron emission tomography co-registered with computed tomography (PET-CT) in adult oncology, neurology and cardiology is well established. The most common tracer used in clinical PET-CT is 18Fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). However, experience with PET-CT in the field of paediatric imaging is limited. In the face of limited published data and experience, this report was compiled by individuals with experience in scanning children with PET-CT in the UK and paediatricians involved in clinical management of the type of conditions for which PET-CT is likely to be used. It represents a consensus reached between the authors of what is desirable ‘best’ practice.


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