Contribution of whole body FDG-PET to the detection of distant metastasis in pancreatic cancer.

@article{Nishiyama2005ContributionOW,
  title={Contribution of whole body FDG-PET to the detection of distant metastasis in pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Yoshihiro Nishiyama and Yuka Yamamoto and Koiku Yokoe and Toshihide Monden and Yasuhiro Sasakawa and Kunihiko Tsutsui and Katashi Satoh and Motoomi Ohkawa},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={491-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Accurate baseline staging is necessary to appropriately treat pancreatic cancer. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical contribution of whole body FDG-PET to the detection of distant metastasis in pancreatic cancer. METHODS A total of consecutive 42 patients with previously untreated pancreatic cancer were examined. Whole body FDG-PET imaging for initial staging was performed with a 3D acquisition and iterative reconstruction on Siemens ECAT HR+ scanner at 1 hour… CONTINUE READING