JNM (April 2018): The Utility of PET/CT in the Planning of External Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
JNM (April 2018): The Utility of PET/CT in the Planning of External Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

JNM (April 2018): The Utility of PET/CT in the Planning of External Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

JNM, April 2018, Volume 59, Number 4

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Release Date: April 1, 2018
Expiration Date: April 30, 2021


Jeremie Calais1, Minsong Cao2, and Nicholas G. Nickols2,3

1Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California;
2Department of Radiation Oncology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California; and 3Department of Radiation Oncology, VA Greater Los
Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California


Financial Disclosure






Jeremie Calais


Research Grant, Foundation ARC pour la recherche sur le cancer (grant SAE20160604150)

Nicholas Nickols


Research Grant, UCLA JCCC Seed Grant

Awards: VA Career Development Award (5IK2BX002520), a UCLA Prostate SPORE Career Enhancement Award (4P50CA092131); STOP Cancer Foundation Career Development Award

Minsong Cao


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Todd E. Peterson, PhD 

Chair, Publications Committee 

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Johannes Czernin, MD 


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Heiko Schoder, MD 

Associate Editor, Continuing Education 

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Chair, Continuing Education Committee 

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JNM Reviewer 

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Target Audience

This article contains information of value to nuclear medicine pharmacists and technologists.


At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

1. Describe the basic principles of prostate cancer radiotherapy planning.
2. Discuss different PET/CT molecular imaging probes for prostate cancer and their applications for prostate cancer radiotherapy planning.
3. Review relevant recent and ongoing retrospective and prospective studies on the impact of PET/CT molecular imaging for prostate cancer radiotherapy planning.

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