Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: diagnosis with PET.

  title={Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: diagnosis with PET.},
  author={H{\aa}kan Ahlstr{\"o}m and B. Anders Eriksson and Mats Bergstr{\"o}m and Peter Bjurling and Bengt L{\aa}ngstr{\"o}m and Kjell E Oberg},
  volume={195 2},
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of carbon-11-labeled L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) and hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) in the diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine tumors with positron emission tomography (PET). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-two consecutive patients with clinically and biochemically verified pancreatic endocrine tumors were examined with computed tomography (CT) and PET with L-DOPA alone (n = 16) or both C-11-L-DOPA and C-11-5-HTP (n = 6). RESULTS Tumor uptake of L-DOPA was found in… CONTINUE READING


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