Selection of patients for resection of hepatic metastases: improved detection of extrahepatic disease with FDG pet.

@article{Zealley2001SelectionOP,
  title={Selection of patients for resection of hepatic metastases: improved detection of extrahepatic disease with FDG pet.},
  author={Iain A Zealley and Stephen J. Skehan and John Rawlinson and Geoff Coates and Claude Nahmias and Sat Somers},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 Spec No},
  pages={S55-69}
}
A rapidly emerging clinical application of positron emission tomography (PET) is the detection of tumor tissue at whole-body studies performed with the glucose analogue 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG). High rates of recurrence after partial hepatic resection in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases indicate that current presurgical imaging strategies are failing to show extrahepatic tumor deposits. Although FDG PET cannot match the anatomic resolution of conventional… CONTINUE READING