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Canadian PET Survey by TRIUMF/AAPS

27 February 2012

Report finds substantial variation in---and opportunity for---uptake of new technology for clinical care of cancer

Cancer is a growing challenge to Canadians and an increasing burden on healthcare budgets. A ground-breaking report released today suggests that access to, and utilization of, leading-edge medical-imaging technology for the diagnosis, staging, and monitoring of cancer treatment varies widely from province to province, putting cancer patients in some areas at a distinct disadvantage.

The technology, called Positron Emission Tomography, is often coupled with Compu