Present and future of FDG-PET/CT in ovarian cancer

Kazuhiro Kitajima, Koji Murakami, Setsu Sakamoto, Yasushi Kaji, Kazuro Sugimura

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Integrated FDG-PET/CT has been used successfully for the diagnosis, staging, restaging, therapy monitoring and prognostic prediction of ovarian cancer as well as various other malignant tumors. Compared with conventional PET/non-contrast CT images, combined PET/ contrast-enhanced CT images with intravenous iodine contrast medium and sufficient radiation dose may contribute to a more accurate diagnosis with higher confidence. In the future, tracers other than FDG and integrated PET/ MRI will be realized. We herein review the place and role of FDG-PET/CT in the management of ovarian cancer, discussing its usefulness and limitations in the imaging of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1


  • FDG
  • Ovarian cancer
  • PET/CT
  • Restaging
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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