Positron emission tomography (systematic review, working group, expert panel)

Comite d'Evaluation et de Diffusion des Innovations Technologiques
Record ID 31998008700
Authors' objectives:

Positron imaging is a long-established technique, and its clinical indications are currently expanding considerably in the field of oncology. This technique is available at only three centres in France, where it is used almost entirely for research purposes, whereas it is in routine use in the United States, Germany, Belgium and in the Netherlands. The head of the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Bichat Hospital has applied to the CEDIT for the provision of 18-FDG positron imaging using a gamma-camera modified for coincidence detection. This report aims to evaluate the use of this technology.

Authors' recommendations: CEDIT considers that in the light of current knowledge, access to a positron emission tomograph is essential for the care of Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris cancer patients. The committee recommends that an AP-HP PET centre should be set up and made accessible to the various teams interested in this technique.
Authors' methods: Evaluation study
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://cedit.aphp.fr/
Year Published: 1998
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Gamma Cameras
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
  • Neoplasms
Organisation Name: Cellule Innovation of the AP-HP
Copyright: Comite d'Evaluation et de Diffusion des Innovations Technologiques
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