Positron emission tomography of pituitary macroadenomas: hormone production and effects of therapies.

@article{Francavilla1991PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography of pituitary macroadenomas: hormone production and effects of therapies.},
  author={T L Francavilla and Robert S. Miletich and D DeMichele and Nicholas J. Patronas and Edward Hudson Oldfield and Bruce D. Weintraub and Giovanni Di Chiro},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={826-33}
}
Positron emission tomography with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) was carried out in 24 patients with pituitary macroadenomas (32 studies) to assess the glucose utilization of these tumors in vivo. The adenoma metabolic index, which is the ratio of FDG uptake of tumor to a whole brain slice, was calculated. Comparisons were made between tumor uptake of FDG and hormone secretion and response to therapies. In each positron emission tomography study, the macroadenoma could be easily identified… CONTINUE READING
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