Role of PET/CT in the functional imaging of endocrine pancreatic tumors

  title={Role of PET/CT in the functional imaging of endocrine pancreatic tumors},
  author={Vittoria Rufini and Richard Paul Baum and Paola Castaldi and Giorgio Treglia and A. de Gaetano and Cecilia Carreras and Daniel Kaemmerer and Merten Hommann and Dieter Hoersch and Lorenzo Bonomo and Alessandro Giordano},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
Endocrine pancreatic tumors (EPTs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with variable clinical and biological features and prognosis, ranging from very slow-growing tumors to highly aggressive and very malignant ones. As other neuroendocrine tumors, EPTs are characterized by the presence of neuroamine uptake mechanisms and/or peptide receptors at the cell membrane and these features constitute the basis of the clinical use of specific radiolabeled ligands, both for imaging and therapy. The… CONTINUE READING
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