18F-DOPA positron emission tomography for tumour detection in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and elevated calcitonin levels

@article{Hoegerle200118FDOPAPE,
  title={18F-DOPA positron emission tomography for tumour detection in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and elevated calcitonin levels},
  author={Stefan Hoegerle and Carsten Altehoefer and Nadir Alexander Ghanem and Ingo Brink and Ernst Moser and Egbert Nitzsche},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={28},
  pages={64-71}
}
In spite of the availability of numerous procedures, diagnostic imaging of tumour manifestations in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and elevated calcitonin levels is often difficult. In the present study, the new procedure of fluorine-18 dihydroxyphenylalanine positron emission tomography (18F-DOPA PET) was compared with the established functional and morphological imaging methods. After evaluation of the normal distribution of 18F-DOPA, 11 patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma… CONTINUE READING
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