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Dual-phase 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging in the characterization of pancreatic lesions: does it offer prognostic information?

Authors
  • Santhosh, Sampath
  • Mittal, Bhagwant R
  • Bhasin, Deepak
  • Rana, Surinder S
  • Bhattacharya, Anish
  • Srinivasan, Radhika
  • Nada, Ritambhra
  • Gupta, Rajesh
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nuclear Medicine Communications
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
35
Issue
10
Pages
1018–1025
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000157
PMID: 25023999
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Dual-phase F-FDG PET/CT is not useful in characterizing pancreatic masses as it cannot differentiate benign from malignant lesions, and focal uptake on early PET imaging is the best indicator of malignancy. A possible benefit in performing a delayed scan is that a high RI (>18.7) can predict poor survival and hence may be useful in treatment planning.

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