Category: Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine


PET/CT Monitors Therapy Effectiveness for Melanoma Patients

Metastatic melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers, so determination of a treatment’s effectiveness is essential but can be tricky. Fortunately, a new study demonstrates that 18F-FDG PET/CT can monitor immunotherapy with ipilimumab, a “checkpoint inhibitor” that allows the immune system to attack cancer cells.