The use of 18F-FDG PET ratios in the differential diagnosis of common malignant brain tumors

Meric K., Killeen R. P. , Abi-Ghanem A. S. , Soliman F., Novruzov F., Cakan E., ...More

CLINICAL IMAGING, vol.39, no.6, pp.970-974, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.07.020
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.970-974
  • Keywords: 18F-FDG positron emission tomography, Differential diagnosis, Brain metastasis, Glioma, Central nervous system lymphoma, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, NERVOUS-SYSTEM LYMPHOMA, RADIATION NECROSIS, F-18-FDG PET, FDG-PET, C-11-METHIONINE PET, GRADE, RECURRENCE, PERFUSION, GLIOMAS


Objective: This study examined the use of positron emission tomography (PET) ratios to improve the diagnostic ability of 18F-FDG PET/computed tomography (CT) in the differentiation of enhancing brain metastases, central nervous system lymphomas, and gliomas.