FDG/PET-CT-Based Lymph Node Atlas in Breast Cancer Patients.

Affiliation

Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University, Munich, Germany; Deutsches Konsortium für Translationale Krebsforschung (DKTK)-Partner Site Munich, Munich, Germany; Institute of Innovative Radiohterapy, Helmholtzzentrum München, Munich, Germany. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The aim of this study was to localize locoregional lymph node metastases using positron emission tomography with fluorine 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) data sets in a large cohort of patients and to evaluate the existing Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) clinical target volume (CTV) and the European Society for Radiation Therapy & Oncology (ESTRO) CTV contouring guidelines.