PET and PET/CT — a clinical guide

      In the last decade, we have seen a diffusion and an exponential growth of diagnostic metabolic imaging by PET and PET/CT, particularly in oncology. This imaging modality has revolutionized and improved the management and sometimes the treatment of several pathologies, not only in oncology. The main reason for its success is that by PET we can image biological functions instead of anatomy. Consequently, nowadays, PET/CT in joining the morphological and functional imaging has, in many cases, replaced conventional CT as an essential diagnostic medium in managing patients with cancer, neurological diseases, and cardiovascular disorders.
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