Grant recipient

Lars Christian Gormsen

Dynamic whole body FDG PET/CT – next generation functional imaging
Grant amount: DKK 7,604,060

The combination of so called functional and anatomical imaging using PET/CT systems is now an integrated part of disease diagnostics. PET/CT simultaneously visualizes tumor tissue by CT and tissue metabolism by PET using the sugar-like tracer FDG. However, until recently the technique was limited by technical challenges related to the detection of FDG. The introduction of next-generation PET/CT systems may change this. We have acquired such PET/CT systems with better detection of very small structures and the ability to perform so-called dynamic FDG PET/CT. Dynamic PET/CT allows for precise quantification of glucose uptake in the entire body. We will streamline and operationalize acquisition of dynamic PET/CT and will apply the technique to some of the diseases that have thus far proved hard to visualize satisfyingly by conventional PET/CT.

Lars Christian Gormsen
MD, PhD and Associate professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET Centre and Department of Clinical Medicine
Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University