18F-FDG small-animal PET for monitoring the therapeutic effect of CT-guided radiofrequency ablation on implanted VX2 lung tumors in rabbits.

@article{Okuma200618FFDGSP,
  title={18F-FDG small-animal PET for monitoring the therapeutic effect of CT-guided radiofrequency ablation on implanted VX2 lung tumors in rabbits.},
  author={Tomohisa Okuma and Toshiyuki Matsuoka and Terue Okamura and Yasuhiro Wada and Akira Yamamoto and Yoshimasa Oyama and Koichi Koyama and Kenji Nakamura and Yasuyoshi Watanabe and Yuichi Inoue},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={1351-8}
}
UNLABELLED The primary goals of this study were to investigate the behavior of normal lung tissues after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and to determine the suitability of 18F-FDG PET, using a dedicated small-animal scanner, for monitoring the early therapeutic effects of RFA on VX2 lung tumors (VX2s) in rabbits. METHODS Fourteen Japanese white rabbits with normal lungs underwent RFA, followed by 18F-FDG PET at 1 d and at 1, 2, 4, and 8 wk. In addition, 7 rabbits with untreated VX2s underwent… CONTINUE READING