Combined FDG-PET/CT in response evaluation of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  title={Combined FDG-PET/CT in response evaluation of malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Patrick Veit-Haibach and Niklaus G. Schaefer and Hans C. Steinert and Jan David Soyka and Burkhardt Seifert and Rolf Arno Stahel},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  volume={67 3},
PURPOSE Based on the complex growth pattern of MPM, conventional response evaluation in this cancer entity is challenging. Therefore, there is growing interest in therapy response evaluation with FDG-PET/CT. The aim of the study was to evaluate the value of several FDG-PET/CT-parameters in therapy response evaluation concerning prediction of survival at baseline and after three cycles of therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was performed in accordance with the regulations of the local… CONTINUE READING