Value of Octreoscan and 18FDG-PET for Clinical Prognosis of Patients with Neuroendocrine Neoplasms
Introduction: Despite the existence of biological markers of aggressiveness, the clinical course of gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) remains difficult to predict. Discrepancies between imaging data generated with 111In-pentetreotide scintigraphy (SRS) and 18 F-FDG-PET could reflect the degree of cellular de-differentiation.
Aim(s): To test the overall prognostic value of the combined use of these two imaging modalities.
Materials and methods: NEN patients with both types of studies were identified retrospectively from the SwissNET database. Disease evolution was correlated with functional imaging results.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETSConcerence (2016)
Presenting Author: Gouffon M
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