Detection of recurrent gliomas with quantitative thallium-201/technetium-99m HMPAO single-photon emission computerized tomography.

@article{Carvalho1992DetectionOR,
  title={Detection of recurrent gliomas with quantitative thallium-201/technetium-99m HMPAO single-photon emission computerized tomography.},
  author={Pires A C Carvalho and Richard B. Schwartz and Elaine Alexander and Basem Garada and Robert E. Zimmerman and Jay Steven Loeffler and B. leonard Holman},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={565-70}
}
Deteriorating clinical status after high-dose radiation therapy for high-grade gliomas may be due to radiation changes or may signal recurrent or residual tumor mass. The two conditions cannot be distinguished reliably by computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The authors assessed the ability of sequential thallium-201 chloride (201Tl) and technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (99mTc HMPAO) single-photon emission CT (SPECT) to distinguish tumor recurrence from… CONTINUE READING