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The whole-body distribution of O-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)- l-tyrosine (FET) was studied in seven patients with brain tumours by positron emission tomography (PET). Based on the IMEDOSE and MIRDOSE procedures, radiation absorbed doses were estimated from whole-body PET scans acquired approximately 70 and 200 min after i.v. injection of 400 MBq FET. After(More)
MRI is commonly used to determine the location and extent of cerebral gliomas. We investigated whether the diagnostic accuracy of MRI could be improved by the additional use of PET with the amino acid O-(2-[18F]fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine (FET). In a prospective study, PET with FET and MRI was performed in 31 patients with suspected cerebral gliomas. PET and(More)
PURPOSE This was an open-label, dose-escalation trial of intratumoral administration of IL-4 Pseudomonas exotoxin (NBI-3001) in patients with recurrent malignant glioma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 31 patients with histologically verified supratentorial grades 3 and 4 astrocytoma were studied. Of these, 25 patients were diagnosed with glioblastoma(More)
PURPOSE This was an open-label, dose-escalation trial of intratumoral administration of IL-4 Pseudomonas Exotoxin (NBI-3001) in patients with recurrent malignant glioma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 31 patients with histologically verified supratentorial grade 3 and 4 astrocytoma were studied. Of these, twenty-five patients were diagnosed with(More)
UNLABELLED In glioma of World Health Organization (WHO) grade II (low-grade glioma), the natural course of a particular patient is not predictable and the treatment strategy is controversial. We determined prognostic factors in adult patients with untreated, nonenhancing, supratentorial low-grade glioma with special regard to PET using the amino acid(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of positron emission tomography (PET) using [(18)F]-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and O-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine ((18)F-FET) in patients with brain lesions suspicious of cerebral gliomas. METHODS Fifty-two patients with suspicion of cerebral glioma were included in this(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive value of [18F]fluoroethyl-L-tyrosine (FET)-positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy for tumor diagnosis in patients with suspected gliomas. METHODS Both FET-PET and MR spectroscopy analyses were performed in 50 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed(More)
O-(2-[18F]fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (FET) is a promising tracer for PET that has demonstrated convincing results especially in the diagnostics of brain tumors. In contrast to other radiolabeled amino acids, it can be produced with high efficiency and distributed in a satellite concept like the widely used 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. Although FET is not(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to compare presurgical (18)F-fluoroethyl-L: -tyrosine ((18)F-FET) uptake and Gd-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) enhancement on MRI (Gd) with intraoperative 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence in cerebral gliomas. METHODS (18)F-FET positron emission tomography (PET) was performed in 30 patients with brain(More)
OBJECTIVE Diffuse gliomas may harbor anaplastic foci which affect prognosis and determine adjuvant therapies. Such foci are not always detected by contrast-enhancement on MRI. Recently, other modalities have been introduced, such as FET-PET for pre-diagnostic imaging and 5-aminolevulinic derived tumor fluorescence for intraoperative identification of(More)