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PET with o-(2-18F-Fluoroethyl)-L-Tyrosine in Peripheral Tumors: First Clinical Results

Pauleit, Dirk; Stoffels, Gabriele; Schaden, Winfried; Hamacher, Kurt; Bauer, Dagmar; Tellmann, Lutz; Herzog, Hans; Broer, Stefan; Coenen, Heinz; Langen, Karl-Josef


O-(2-18F-Fluoroethyl)-L-Tyrosine (18F-FET) PET has shown promising results in brain tumor diagnosis. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate 18F-FET PET in comparison with 18F-FDG PET in patients with peripheral tumors. Methods: Forty-four consecutive patients with suspected malignant tumors underwent 18F-FET PET and 18F-FDG PET within 7 d. Whole-body PET studies were performed 1 h after intravenous injection of 370 MBq of 18F-FET or 18F-FDG. Six patients were excluded from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine


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