Recent and future PET-CT developments: guidance on legislative and training aspects for members and Fellows

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In 2008, The Royal College of Radiologists published 18FDG oncology PET-CT: guidance for existing consultants, which is now withdrawn. This document provided information for consultants who already had considerable experience in aspects of diagnostic imaging and wished to receive additional training in 18FDG PET-CT. Since its publication and as a result of the nationally supported PET-CT contract introduced in April 2008, there have been significant developments in the use of PET-CT in the UK and its use in oncological practice has now been well established.

The purpose of this document is to update members and Fellows on recent and future developments related to PET-CT and how this may impact on established imaging specialists who have limited or no training in the technique.