Potential role of FDG PET imaging in predicting metastatic potential and assessment of therapeutic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in Ewing sarcoma family of tumors.

@article{Gupta2011PotentialRO,
  title={Potential role of FDG PET imaging in predicting metastatic potential and assessment of therapeutic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in Ewing sarcoma family of tumors.},
  author={Khushboo Gupta and Alok Suresh Pawaskar and Sandip Basu and Mysore Govinda Ramakrishna Rajan and R Ramesh V Asopa and Brijesh Arora and N. Balakrishnaat Nair and Shripad D. Banavali},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={973-7}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to retrospectively correlate FDG uptake in primary Ewing sarcoma family of tumors (ESFT) with tumor behavior, and to evaluate whether FDG PET can be used to predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in this patient group. METHODS Out of the total 54 patients of recently diagnosed ESFT who underwent pretreatment FDG PET imaging, group I included patients without metastasis at presentation (n = 34) and group II included those with… CONTINUE READING