Role of FDG-PET in the assessment of survival prognosis in melanoma.


Positron-emission tomography (PET) employing fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has proven to be a highly sensitive and specific diagnostic method in the staging and restaging of various neoplasms, including melanoma, complementing morphologic imaging. FDG uptake has been correlated with proliferation rate, and thus, the degree of malignancy of a given tumor (i.e… (More)


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