PET / CT gated
When is this exam indicated?
The acquisition of the PET/CT study by means of the gated PET/CT technique is used when it is necessary to plan a radiotherapy treatment in the area of the organs involved in respiratory motion (e.g. pancreatic cancer).
How is it performed?
During PET acquisition an infrared camera is placed to record the excursion of the patient's chest during normal breathing, thus allowing PET and CT images to be recorded at different times of the respiratory cycle in order to improve the evaluation of small lesions especially in the lung and liver areas.
This examination cannot be performed in case of pregnancy and lactation.