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Use Of Iv Contrast

  • "Although there is a significant increase in SUV in regions of high contrast concentration when contrast enhanced CT is used for attenuation correction, this increase is clinically insignificant."

    Quantifying the Effect of IV Contrast Media on Integrated PET/CT:Clinical Evaluation
    AJR 2006; 186:308-319.
  • "Although there is a significant increase in SUV in regions of high contrast concentration when contrast enhanced CT is used for attenuation correction, this increase is clinically insignificant. Accordingly, in PET/CT, IV contrast can be used in combination with the PET to evaluate patients with cancer."

    Quantifying the Effect of IV Contrast Media on Integrated PET/CT:Clinical Evaluation
    AJR 2006; 186:308-319.