Comparison of 18F-FDG PET/CT and 111In pentetreotide scan for detection of Merkel cell carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Somatostatin
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Our data on a small number of patients are in agreement with prior individual FDG or OCT reports and suggest that, overall, FDG PET/CT detects more MCC lesions and upgrades MCC stage compared with the OCT scan. Importantly, there were no lesions identified by OCT that were missed by PET. Thus, given the added resolution and sensitivity of PET, the use of OCT in MCC in the modern era is of limited value and it remains to be seen whether newer 68Ga-labeled somatostatin analogs will perform better than OCT.

publication date

  • August 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31825ae8e7

PubMed ID

  • 22785503

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 759

end page

  • 62

volume

  • 37

number

  • 8