Utility of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography scanning on selection of patients for resection of hepatic colorectal metastases Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clinical Competence
  • Internship and Residency
  • Quality Improvement
  • Specialties, Surgical

abstract

  • FDG-PET is best for detecting extrahepatic disease. There are few false positives, and surgeons should carefully evaluate and biopsy extrahepatic positive sites. This test should be used for patients at high risk for extrahepatic disease and should be evaluated prospectively for all patients under consideration for liver resection.

publication date

  • October 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0002-9610(99)00187-7

PubMed ID

  • 10587184

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 282

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 178

number

  • 4