Preliminary study of positron emission tomography/computed tomography and plasma osteopontin levels in patients with asbestos-related pleural disease

@article{Kurata2010PreliminarySO,
  title={Preliminary study of positron emission tomography/computed tomography and plasma osteopontin levels in patients with asbestos-related pleural disease},
  author={Seiji Kurata and Masatoshi Ishibashi and Koichi Azuma and Hayato Kaida and Shinzo Takamori and Kiminori Fujimoto and Maiko Kobayashi and Yasumitsu Hirose and Hisamichi Aizawa and Naofumi Hayabuchi},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28},
  pages={446-452}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the results of semiquantitative analysis by18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with plasma osteopontin levels in the same asbestos-related pleural disease population. A total of 17 patients with asbestos-related pleural disease were prospectively recruited. They underwent PET/CT, and plasma osteopontin levels were measured. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was determined from the most active pleural… CONTINUE READING
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