Quantitative F18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography accurately characterizes peripheral nerve sheath tumors as malignant or benign Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

abstract

  • Quantitative FDG PET imaging distinguished between MPNSTs and neurofibromas with high accuracy. In contrast, MPNSTs and schwannomas were less reliably distinguished. Given the difficulties in clinically evaluating PNST and in distinguishing benign PNST from MPNST, FDG PET imaging should be used for diagnostic intervention planning and for optimizing treatment strategies.

publication date

  • January 15, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3188986

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.24755

PubMed ID

  • 19924789

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 451

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 116

number

  • 2