18F-FDOPA PET/CT for detection of recurrence in patients with glioma: prospective comparison with 18F-FDG PET/CT

@article{Karunanithi201318FFDOPAPF,
  title={18F-FDOPA PET/CT for detection of recurrence in patients with glioma: prospective comparison with 18F-FDG PET/CT},
  author={Sellam Karunanithi and Punit Sharma and Abhishek Kumar and Bangkim Chandra Khangembam and Guru Pada Bandopadhyaya and Rakesh Kumar and Deepak K. Gupta and Arun Malhotra and Chandrasekhar S Bal},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={40},
  pages={1025-1035}
}
Differentiation between recurrence and radiation necrosis in patients with glioma is crucial, since the two entities have completely different management and prognosis. The purpose of the present study was to compare the efficacies of 18F-FDG PET/CT and 3,4-dihydroxy-6-[18F]fluoro-phenylalanine (18F-FDOPA) PET/CT in detection of recurrent gliomas. A total… CONTINUE READING