FDG PET and CT in locally advanced adenocarcinomas of the distal oesophagus. Clinical relevance of a discordant PET finding.

@article{Stahl2005FDGPA,
  title={FDG PET and CT in locally advanced adenocarcinomas of the distal oesophagus. Clinical relevance of a discordant PET finding.},
  author={Alexander R. Stahl and Jens C. Stollfuss and Katja Ott and Hinrich A. Wieder and Ulrich Fink and Markus Schwaiger and Wolfgang Weber},
  journal={Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={249-55; quiz N55-6}
}
AIM The incidence of adenocarcinomas of the distal oesophagus (ADE) has dramatically increased in Western countries. The clinical importance of a FDG PET finding discordant with CT was determined in patients with locally advanced ADE. In addition, tumour standardized uptake values (SUV) were correlated with patient survival. PATIENTS, METHODS 40 consecutive patients were analyzed retrospectively. All patients underwent an attenuation corrected FDG PET scan (neck, chest, abdomen) and contrast… CONTINUE READING

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