Early response assessment in gastrointestinal stromal tumors with FDG PET scan 24 hours after a single dose of imatinib.

@article{Shinto2008EarlyRA,
  title={Early response assessment in gastrointestinal stromal tumors with FDG PET scan 24 hours after a single dose of imatinib.},
  author={Ajit Sugunan Shinto and N. Balakrishnaat Nair and Anil Kumar Dutt and Nawab Singh Baghel},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={486-7}
}
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), rare mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, are gaining the interest of researchers because of the impressive metabolic response to the targeted molecular therapeutic drug imatinib mesylate. FDG PET is now routinely used to assess treatment response in cases of GIST because this has proven to give metabolic information, which demonstrates response earlier than anatomic imaging modalities. A 50-year-old man presented with abdominal pain and the… CONTINUE READING