PET in children

Author(s): Ali Vahed, Leon Menezes

Hospital: UCL Institute of Nuclear Medicine

Reference: RAD Magazine, 44, 519, 21-22

Excerpt: 

The use of positron emission tomography (PET) is well-established in the management of adult tumours. However, experience in the use of PET in the paediatric population is more limited. Children are not just small adults; they differ in their psychology, normal physiology and pathophysiology. Furthermore, different tumour entities or subtypes with different biology may be seen in children, which all need to be considered.

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