Noninvasive quantification of the differential portal and arterial contribution to the liver blood supply from PET measurements using the /sup 11/C-acetate kinetic model

Our recent research has demonstrated that /sup 11/C-acetate could be a complementary tracer to /sup 18/F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In our previous modeling study, a three-compartment four-parameter model with a fixed contribution ratio of the liver's two blood supplies was… (More)