PET/CT-guided interventions in oncology patients: A nursing perspective Journal Article


Authors: Taylor, J. S.; Keller, L.; Maybody, M.
Article Title: PET/CT-guided interventions in oncology patients: A nursing perspective
Abstract: In the past 5 years, the utilization of positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) guidance is more commonly used for cancer patients undergoing biopsy and ablations at this National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. The interventional use of PET/CT imaging requires nurses to have a thorough understanding of the mechanisms involved to provide the best care in an environment that is safe for patients and staff. Evidence suggests cohesive care, and safe practice measures are achieved when patients actively participate and understand their care. This article will discuss how a collaborative patient-centered approach in caring for oncologic patients undergoing PET/CT interventions is necessary for achieving quality patient outcomes. © 2016 Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing
Keywords: nursing; biopsy; fdg; pet/ct; ablation
Journal Title: Journal of Radiology Nursing
Volume: 36
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1546-0843
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2017-06-01
Start Page: 99
End Page: 103
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.jradnu.2016.10.014
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC5794218
PUBMED: 29398985
DOI/URL:
Notes: Article -- Export Date: 1 June 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Majid Maybody
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  2. Julia Speed Taylor
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  3. Leah Marie Keller
    2 Keller