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18f fluorothymidine positron emission tomography

In a study of the University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands baseline fluorothymidine (FLT) uptake appears to be predictive of overall survival. Furthermore, changes in SUVmax over time showed a tendency to be associated with improved survival. However, further studies are necessary to investigate the ability of FLT PET imaging to discriminate between true progression and pseudoprogression in patients with glioblastoma 1).

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Brahm CG, den Hollander MW, Enting RH, de Groot JC, Solouki AM, den Dunnen WFA, Heesters MAAM, Wagemakers M, Verheul HMW, de Vries EGE, Pruim J, Walenkamp AME. Serial FLT PET imaging to discriminate between true progression and pseudoprogression in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma: a long-term follow-up study. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018 Jul 21. doi: 10.1007/s00259-018-4090-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30032322.
18f_fluorothymidine_positron_emission_tomography.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/23 22:19 by administrador