Does adding FDG-PET to MRI improve the differentiation between primary cerebral lymphoma and glioblastoma? Observer performance study.

@article{Makino2011DoesAF,
  title={Does adding FDG-PET to MRI improve the differentiation between primary cerebral lymphoma and glioblastoma? Observer performance study.},
  author={Keishi Makino and Toshinori Hirai and Hideo Nakamura and Ryuji Murakami and Mika Kitajima and Yoshinori Shigematsu and Rumi Nakashima and Shinya Shiraishi and Hiroyuki Uetani and Koya Iwashita and Masuma Akter and Yasuyuki Yamashita and Jun-ichi Kuratsu},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={432-8}
}
OBJECTIVE It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The aim of this study was to investigate whether the addition of (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D: -glucose positron emission tomography ([(18)F]FDG-PET) and apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) to conventional MRI improves diagnostic accuracy for distinguishing between PCNSL and GBM with similar MRI findings. METHODS We used conventional- and diffusion… CONTINUE READING