Positron emission tomography for evaluating para-aortic nodal metastasis in locally advanced cervical cancer before surgical staging: a surgicopathologic study.

@article{Rose1999PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography for evaluating para-aortic nodal metastasis in locally advanced cervical cancer before surgical staging: a surgicopathologic study.},
  author={Peter G Rose and Lee P. Adler and Michael D. Rodriguez and Peter F Faulhaber and Fadi W. Abdul-Karim and Fabio Miraldi},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={41-5}
}
PURPOSE Positron emission tomographic (PET) scanning provides a novel means of imaging malignancies. This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate PET scanning in detecting para-aortic nodal metastasis in patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma and no evidence of extrapelvic disease before planned surgical staging lymphadenectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS After 20 mCi of 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) were administered intravenously, the abdomen and pelvis were scanned… CONTINUE READING