Significance of Preoperative FDG-PET/CT Scan in Patients with Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumours


Introduction: FDG uptake on PET/CT scan has been shown to be of prognostic significance in patients (pts) with metastatic neuroendocrine tumours (NET).

Aim(s): The aim of the study was to determine the prognostic significance of preoperative FDG uptake in the primary tumour in pts who underwent radical surgical resection of their pulmonary carcinoids (PC).

Materials and methods: Pts were operated by a single surgeon and were followed-up in the Christie NHS Hospital from 2007 to 2015. Pathology diagnoses were centrally confirmed. Tumours with SUVmax>3 were considered FDG-positive(+).

Conference: 13th Annual ENETSConcerence (2016)

Presenting Author: Papaxoinis G

Authors: Papaxoinis G, Woods S, Nonaka D, Julyan P, Krysiak P,

Keywords: pulmonary carcinoids, FDG-PET/CT scan,

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