18F-FDG PET/CT-directed biopsy: does it offer incremental benefit?

  title={18F-FDG PET/CT-directed biopsy: does it offer incremental benefit?},
  author={Nilendu Chandrakant Purandare and Aniruddha V. Kulkarni and Suyash S Kulkarni and Diptiman Roy and Archi Ramesh Agrawal and Sneha A. Shah and Venkatesh Rangarajan},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  volume={34 3},
PURPOSE To study whether the metabolic information provided by a prior PET/computed tomography (CT) scan can add valuable information and an incremental benefit while performing image-guided biopsies. METHODS Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT findings of 112 patients were available before biopsy and were considered for analysis. Biopsies were performed using standard techniques only after the needle tip was confirmed to be in the portion of the lesion corresponding to the… CONTINUE READING
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