Cervical Cancer PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage the body for the presence or absence of active tumor, localize the tumor, assess the tumor response to treatment and detect recurrence in treated lesions.

PET/CT Utilization for Cervical Cancer

  1. Routine staging and follow-up for detection of extrapelvic metastatic disease

  2. Detecting recurrence and differentiating between recurrent tumor and post-treatment fibrosis or necrosis

  3. Retroperitoneal lymph node staging

  4. Evaluating response to treatment

Source: Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography by Sallie F. Barrington, Michael N. Maisey and Richard R. Wahl. Oxford University Press, Inc. New York, NY.

Oncologic PET/CT: A primer for radiologists by Stephen Humes, MD. AuntMinnie.com

Case Studies

Title Description Author
Case 01 Restaging following hysterectomy Dr. Paul Shreve, PET Medical Imaging Center, Grand Rapids, MI, USA