Fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging in the evaluation of gallbladder carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma

  title={Fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging in the evaluation of gallbladder carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma},
  author={C. D. P. Anderson and Michael H. Rice and C. Wright Pinson and William C. Chapman and Ravi S. Chari and Ph.D. Dominique Delbeke},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Our goal was to evaluate fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in staging patients with biliary tract cancers. Fifty consecutive patients who underwent FDG-PET for suspected cholangiocarcinoma (n = 36) or gallbladder carcinoma (n = 14) were reviewed. Patients with cholangiocarcinoma were divided into two groups: group 1 had nodular type (mass > 1 cm) (n = 22) and group 2 had inflltrating type (n = 14) cholangiocarcinoma. Thirty-one of 36 patients evaluated for… CONTINUE READING
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