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Special Atricle Perspectives of Novel Imaging Techniques for Staging, Therapy Response Assessment, and Monitoring of Surveillance in Lung Cancer Summary of the Dresden 2013 Post WCLC-IASLC State-of-the-Art Imaging Workshop Thomas Henzler, MD,* Peter Goldstraw, MD,† Frederik Wenz, MD,‡ Robert Pirker, MD,§ Walter Weder, MD,║ Paul Apfaltrer, MD,* Mathias Meyer, MD,* Karen Buesing, MD,* Lucio Crino, MD,¶ Dean Fennell, MD, PhD,# Christian Fink, MD,** Dominique Grunenwald, MD,†† Christian Manegold, MD,‡‡ Lothar Pilz, MA,§§ Stefan O. Schoenberg, MD,* Senan Suresh, MD,║║ Johan Vansteenkiste, MD, PhD,¶¶ Wieland Voigt, MD,## Björn Wängler, PhD,***and Gerald Schmid-Bindert, MD,‡‡ assessment such as Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors or Abstract: Modern imaging techniques that can provide functional World Health Organization criteria—that exclusively focus on the information on tumor vascularization, metabolic activity, or cellular- change in tumor size—are of less value for response assessment in ity have seen significant improvements over the past decade. However, modern thoracic oncology. The aim of this article comprises two parts: most of these techniques are currently not broadly utilized neither in a short review of the most promising state-of-the-art imaging tech- clinical trials nor in clinical routine, although there is a large agree- niques that have the potential to play a larger role in thoracic oncol- ment on the fact that conventional approaches for therapy
Journal of Thoracic Oncology – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Feb 1, 2015
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