Ovarian Cancer PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage 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 Ovarian Cancer

  1. Identifying primary tumor, except small stage I cancers
  2. Detecting peritoneal metastatic disease, except very small peritoneal implants
  3. Guiding surgical debulking, for removal of cancerous tissue before chemotherapy
  4. Evaluating patients with suspected recurrent disease with rising CA-125 and negative CT scan

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. 2006.

Positron Emission Tomography: Basic Science and Clinical Practice. Peter E. Valk, Dale L. Bailey, David W. Townsend, Michael N. Maisey. Springer-Verlag London Limited. 2003.

Case Studies

Title Description Author
Case 01 Restaging occult disease Dr. Todd Blodgett, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Case 02 Restaging after treatment Dr. David Townsend, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA