Lung tumor growth correlates with glucose metabolism measured by fluoride-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.

@article{Duhaylongsod1995LungTG,
  title={Lung tumor growth correlates with glucose metabolism measured by fluoride-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography.},
  author={Francis G. Duhaylongsod and Val J. Lowe and Edward F. Patz and Alyshia Vaughn and R. Edward Coleman and Walter G. Wolfe},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={1348-52}
}
BACKGROUND The growth rate, or doubling time, of radiographically indeterminate pulmonary abnormalities is an important determinant of malignancy. Prospective calculation of doubling time, however, delays diagnosis and treatment. Positron emission tomography (PET) using the glucose analogue fluoride-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) measures the enhanced glucose uptake characteristic of neoplastic cells. We postulated that if FDG activity correlates with doubling time, then PET may allow prompt… CONTINUE READING
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