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A Journal on Internal Medicine
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Minerva Medica 2009 October;100(5):415-20
PET/CT scans in ovarian cancer: prognostic versus predictive utility?
Markman M. ✉
Department of Gynecologic Medical Oncology, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
The use of PET/CT has been advocated in the management of ovarian cancer as a diagnostic strategy to assist in patient management. To date, data in the peer reviewed literature support the argument that findings on PET/CT reveal evidence of the extent of disease and may be helpful in documenting disease recurrence. However, it remains to be determined through the conduct of phase 3 randomized trials if the information generated will be useful in predicting benefit of a management plan specifically selected based on the results of this expensive radiographic procedure.