Impact of 11C-methionine positron emission tomography/computed tomography on radiation therapy planning and prognosis in patients with primary brain tumors.

@article{Schinkelshoek2014ImpactO1,
  title={Impact of 11C-methionine positron emission tomography/computed tomography on radiation therapy planning and prognosis in patients with primary brain tumors.},
  author={Mink S Schinkelshoek and Egesta Lopci and Elena Clerici and Filippo Alongi and Pietro Mancosu and Marcello Rodari and Pierina Navarria and Bernies van der Hiel and Marta Scorsetti and Arturo Chiti},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={636-44}
}
AIMS AND BACKGROUND There is limited evidence regarding the impact of 11C-methionine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (MET-PET/CT) on radiation therapy planning of primary brain tumors. Our aim was to assess the effect of this imaging modality on treatment volumes and clinical outcome of patients eligible for radiation therapy in this oncologic setting. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN Between November 2009 and May 2012, 31 consecutive patients (male:female, 20:11; mean age, 53.0… CONTINUE READING