Comparison of the effectiveness of MRI perfusion and fluorine-18 FDG PET-CT for differentiating radiation injury from viable brain tumor: A preliminary retrospective analysis with pathologic correlation in all patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Injuries
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • This preliminary study suggests that FDG PET-CT and DSC MR perfusion may demonstrate similar effectiveness for distinguishing tumor growth from radiation injury. Assessment of the SUVratio may increase the sensitivity and specificity of FDG PET-CT for differentiating tumor and radiation injury. Further analysis is needed to help define which modality has greater predictive capabilities.

publication date

  • May 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3789370

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clinimag.2012.08.008

PubMed ID

  • 23068052

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 451

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 37

number

  • 3