This work outlines the clinical implementation of total-body PET/CT from the time of installation at UC Davis EXPLORER Molecular Imaging Center in May 2019 to date (September 2020). This process has not been without challenges: logistical, technical, and medical problems were all encountered and are discussed. The mutual learning/teaching engagement among nuclear medicine technologists, research staff, radiologists, and referring physicians has been the key to the past year's achievements; these include development of ground-breaking clinical protocols for a range of Food and Drug Administration-approved radiotracers, and the attainment of a measure of expertise in clinical total-body PET/CT.
Keywords: Human imaging; Positron emission tomography; Total-body PET.
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