Results of (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT Scanning in Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1.


BACKGROUND Screening for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is recommended to detect primary and metastatic tumors, which can result in significant morbidity and mortality. The utility of somatostatin receptor imaging (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT in patients with MEN1 is not known. The aim of this study was to prospectively determine the accuracy of (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT vs (111)In- pentetreotide single-photon emission CT (SPECT)/CT and anatomic imaging in patients with MEN1. STUDY DESIGN We performed a prospective study comparing (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT, (111)In-pentetreotide SPECT/CT, and triphasic CT scan to clinical, biochemical, and pathologic data in 26 patients with MEN1. RESULTS (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT detected 107 lesions; (111)In-pentetreotide SPECT/CT detected 33 lesions; and CT scan detected 48 lesions. Lesions detected on (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT had high standard uptake value (SUV)(max) (median SUV(max) = 72.8 [range 19 to 191]). In 7 of the 26 patients (27%), (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT was positive, with a negative (111)In-pentetreotide SPECT/CT, and in 10 patients (38.5%), additional metastases were detected (range 0.3 cm to 1.5 cm). In 8 of the 26 patients (31%), there was a change in management recommendations as a result of the findings on (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT that were not seen on (111)In-pentetreotide SPECT/CT and CT scan. CONCLUSIONS (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT is more sensitive for detecting NETs than (111)In-pentetreotide SPECT/CT and CT scan in patients with MEN1. This imaging technique should be integrated into radiologic screening and surveillance of patients with MEN1 because it can significantly alter management recommendations.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.04.005
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@article{Sadowski2015ResultsO, title={Results of (68)Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT Scanning in Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1.}, author={Samira M. Sadowski and Corina M. Millo and Candice Cottle-Delisle and Roxanne Merkel and Lily A Yang and Peter Herscovitch and Karel Pacak and William F. Simonds and Stephen J . Marx and Electron Kebebew}, journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons}, year={2015}, volume={221 2}, pages={509-17} }