Radionuclide therapy with a real-time look at effects on structure and function
Our understanding of normal functioning and disease processes has been exponentially boosted by advances in imaging techniques. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) uses gamma rays to provide 3D images of the distribution of radioactive tracers injected in our bloodstream over time. It helps clinicians take a non-invasive look at how our organs and cells are functioning. When integrated with X-ray computed tomography (CT), exquisite anatomical detail can be correlated with the functional information. This combination benefits treatment, as well as diagnosis. Yet, until now, it was not possible to use it during therapy but only after the fact. The EU-funded INSPECT project is bringing SPECT/CT technology into the treatment room using radiotherapy of liver cancer as a starting point.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/nuclear chemistry/radiation chemistry
- /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/liver cancer
- /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
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