Special Issue Article
New Imaging Techniques for 90Y Microsphere RadioembolizationMichaël Vouche1, Bruno Vanderlinden2, Philippe Delatte1, Marc Lemort1, Alain Hendlisz3, Amélie Deleporte3, Thomas Guiot3, Camilo Garcia3 and Patrick Flamen3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Patrick Flamen
Department of Nuclear Medecine
Jules Bordet Institute, Université Libre de Bruxelles
rue Héger-Bordet 1, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 26, 2011; Accepted date: May 26, 2011; Published date: June 15, 2011
Citation: Vouche M, Vanderlinden B, Delatte P, Lemort M, Hendlisz A, et al. (2011) New Imaging Techniques for 90Y Microsphere Radioembolization. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 2:113. doi:10.4172/2155-9619.1000113
Copyright: © 2011 Vouche M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Adequate patient selection and treatment planning is crucial for a safe and cost-effective administration of selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) of malignant liver disease using 90Y-labelled microspheres. It requires the implementation of multimodality imaging, integrating metabolic, functional and structural characteristics. A multidisciplinary approach is a prerequisite for SIRT, bringing together the knowhow and expertise of radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, medical physicists, imaging engineers, and radiotherapists. This review discusses the available radiologic (CT/MRI) and nuclear (SPECT/PET) imaging modalities and their specific utility in the different diagnostic phases related to SIRT: whole body and intrahepatic pre-treatment disease staging, CT and MRI-based angiography, liver-lung shunt assessment, treatment simulation, predictive dosimetry, post-treatment imaging, and SIRT response assessment.