Diagnostic Accuracy of F-18-DOPA PET or PET/CT in Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Meta-Analysis Abstract #619

Introduction: A specific feature of NETs is amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation; this is the rationale for using PET with F-18-DOPA, a cathecholamine precursor, in diagnosis of NETs.
Aim(s): To meta-analyze published data about the diagnostic accuracy of F-18-DOPA PET in patients with NETs.
Materials and methods: A comprehensive literature search of studies about F-18-DOPA PET or PET/CT in patients with proven or suspected NETs was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase and Scopus databases. Pooled sensitivity (SS) and specificity (SP) on a patient-based analysis and area under the ROC curve were calculated.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference (2013)
Category: Imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine, endoscopy)
Presenting Author: Barbara Muoio

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