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Therapy monitoring and follow-up of lung cancer are key to individualized patient treatment. Monitoring the tumor’s response allows a timely adaptation to the selected therapy. This is important when several therapeutic options are available, as is the case with lung cancer.


After completion of the therapy, a systematic follow-up for the early detection of lung cancer relapse should always be part of the patient’s workup and is described in the corresponding guidelines.

 


Computed Tomography & syngo.via

  • through functional examinations like tissue perfusion or iodine quantification SOMATOM CT systems enable an earlier assessment of tumor’s response in the lung or disease progression
  • syngo.via-based1 reading applications permit a standardized and efficient image analysis
  • longitudinal studies of the same patient are automatically registered, the trending of lesion size change is automatically visualized
  • structured reporting allows efficient communication across departments and disciplines

Positron Emission Tomography

  • early predictor of response
  • advanced system calibration of Biograph PET/CT systems helps ensure consistent quantitative accuracy across multiple time points
  • Small, 4 mm LSO crystals provide high sensitivity in detecting local and distant recurrences of lung carcinoma
  • syngo.via with EQ•PET helps reduce technology-induced variations and inter-reader variability by normalizing PET SUV values between different scanners and reconstruction methods
  • Continuous bed motion, made possible by FlowMotion™ technology supports precise disease characterization in therapy monitoring of lung cancer

 


Laboratory diagnostics

  • comprehensive menu of oncology tests, e.g. general and specific tests to assess side-effects in the patient or tumor markers such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)