Long axial field of view PET/CT in critically ill patients: lessons from a case report

J. H. van Snick*, B. van Leer, M. W.N. Nijsten, J. Pillay, R. H.J.A. Slart, A. W.J.M. Glaudemans, N. D. van Rijsewijk

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Abstract

The introduction of new long axial field of view (LAFOV) scanners is a major milestone in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. With these new systems a revolutionary reduction in scan time can be achieved, concurrently lowering tracer dose. Therefore, PET/CT has come within reach for groups of patients in whom PET/CT previously was undesirable. In this case report we discuss the procedure of a continuous bed motion (CBM) total-body [18F]FDG PET/CT scan in an intensive care patient. We emphasize the clinical and technical possibilities with this new camera system, a matched clinical protocol, and the added value of a dedicated team.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1347791
Number of pages5
JournalFrontiers in medicine
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • critically ill
  • CT
  • FDG
  • ICU patient
  • imaging procedure
  • nuclear medicine
  • PET

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